&ME

By Norbert TER HALL

PHANTA FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

Three lonely people from Berlin, Sitges and Amsterdam unite in Brussels, the city of… unification. In this unconventional love-story l’amour, c’est bizarre.

Festivals
& Awards

Nederlands Film Festival 2013
Golden Calf Best Photography
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance, Comedy
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • DUTCH, ENGLISH, SPANISH, GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Norbert TER HALL
    • Writer(s)
    • Norbert TER HALL
    • Producer(s)
    • Petra GOEDINGS (PHANTA FILM), Peter BOUCKAERT (EYEWORKS FILM & TV DRAMA NV), Titus KREYENBERG (UNAFILM)
    • Synopsis
    • Every month the European Parliament moves from Brussels to its seat in Strasbourg. A week later everything is moved back again. The unconventional love story &ME takes place against this attempt to maintain European idealism and unity.

      &ME tells the story of Eduard, a gay and disillusioned bureaucrat, who leaves Berlin for Brussels to take up a post within the European Parliament. There he meets the beautiful and idealistic young trainee Edurne, from Spain, who has finally escaped the clutches of her over-protective mother. Edurne falls madly for Eduard, a handsome, sophisticated man that she can show off to the world. And Eduard is happy to go along with the situation, surprised at the level of affection he feels for this young woman. He might even call it love, because love - c’est bizarre. But then the attractive Richard comes on the scene, and is soon to be the focus of both Eduard and Edurne’s attention. Will Richard turn out to be the glue that holds them together - or the wedge that drives them apart? And can they all, in the process, discover that elusive thing called happiness?

      ME screenplay is based on the novel “Fremdkörper” by bestseller author Oscar van den Boogaard. His books are sold and translated in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, the UK, the US and Canada.

      **** Het Parool (daily newspaper)
      ‘Ter Hall unites Brussels effortless with an eccentric romance' ‘Beautiful visual language that is deeply moving' ‘Charming actors' ‘What a sublime study of identity and human moldability'

      ****De Volkskrant (daily newspaper)
      ‘A strong, moving and layered film' ‘In Brussels &ME develops itself into fine dozy romantic drama' ‘Special combination, such a natural easy-going style and a plot that is tied together by destiny and symbolism.' ‘It works'

      *** Trouw (daily newspaper)
      ‘Well acted, fresh film'

      *** Metro (daily newspaper)
      ‘The story of &ME is vital as spring'

      **** Filmtotaal.nl
      '&Me moves you because of the dreamy free-spirited atmosphere that recalls associations with Bertolucci's The Dreamers. Ter Hall had made a modern fairytale in which he leaves conventional forms of relations behind. On every corner there is a new surprise waiting. &ME is an ode to love in which you can lose yourself delightfully.'
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