TIRZA

By Rudolf VAN DEN BERG

DO PRODUCTIONS (PTY) LTD - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009

Jörgen Hofmeester is desperately looking for his missing daughter Tirza and heading towards a brutal confrontation with the man who has been the undoing of his favorite child.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, NAMIBIA, SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • DUTCH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Rudolf VAN DEN BERG
    • Writer(s)
    • Rudolf VAN DEN BERG, Arnon GRUNBERG [NOVEL]
    • Producer(s)
    • Jeroen KOOLBERGEN (Cadenza Films), San FU MALTHA (Fu Works Productions), Brigid OLEN (DO Productions - LP South Africa), Mardou JACOBS
    • Synopsis
    • Jörgen Hofmeester has just lost his job, and his favorite daughter Tirza is leaving on a trip to Africa with her new Moroccan boyfriend. When Jörgen doesn’t hear from his daughter for a few weeks, the over-bearing father desperately heads to Namibia to find her. Slowly becoming unhinged in the desert heat, Jörgen starts mixing past and present, hallucinating in a booze-soaked fever. His only ally in the delusional adventure is a child prostitute who helps him in his search. Based on the masterful novel by Arnon Grunberg, this exploration of white middle-class angst is full of dark turns and unsettling twists (2010 Official Oscar Submission). Director: Rudolf van den Berg; script based on the novel by Arnon Grunberg; producer: Jeroen Koolbergen. In Dutch with English subtitles
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