NOTHING PERSONAL

By Urszula ANTONIAK

RINKEL FILM BV - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009

A young vagabond woman accepts to work in an old man's secluded house, but on her terms. Their deal changes into a duel about freedom and attachment

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, IRELAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Urszula ANTONIAK
    • Writer(s)
    • Urszula ANTONIAK
    • EIDR 10.5240/50A4-9CE7-C4D5-2176-1127-N
    • Producer(s)
    • Floor & Sanna ONRUST & DE JONGE (Family Affair Films), Macdara & Morgan KELLEHER & BUSHE (Fastnet Films), Reinier & Edwin SELEN & VAN MEURS (Rinkel Film en TV)
    • Synopsis
    • A young female rebel and an old sage challenge each other in a story about personal freedom and attachment. She is a young Dutch woman, who after throwing away all her possessions becomes a vagabond by choice and finds the solitude she was looking for in an austere landscape of Irish Connemara. He is an old man who lives a solitary life in a secluded house in Ireland. She is radical and uncompromising. He is wise and ironic. What connects them is solitude they both see as freedom.
      He proposes her to work for him in exchange of food. She agrees but on one condition: there will be no personal contact between them, just work. Soon the two of them become curious about each other and want both: to keep their 'nothing personal' deal and to break it. He knows that breaking the deal and becoming personal may result in her leaving the house. For her, showing any interest in him will equal compromising her radical freedom, which she defines as staying alone and refusing contact with people.
      Their simple life follows the cycle of days and nights, work and rest but slowly brings the two of them closer to each other. Who will be the first one to break the deal and admit the personal interest?
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