TULIPANI

TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE

By Mike VAN DIEM

FATT PRODUCTIONS B.V - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2017

After losing his farm during the floods of 1953, a romantic Dutch farmer is tired of getting his socks wet. He cycles to Italy and decides to grow tulips in the sweltering heat of Puglia.

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy, Romance
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, ITALY, CANADA
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN, DUTCH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mike VAN DIEM
    • Writer(s)
    • Peter VAN WIJK, Mike VAN DIEM
    • Synopsis
    • TULIPANI tells the story of a romantic Dutch farmer named Gauke (Gijs Naber) who after losing his farm during the floods of 1953 is determined to never ever have wet socks again. He cycles to the sizzling hot south of Italy to start a new life and ends up at the outskirts of a small village in Puglia. Due to his fairylike and miraculous tulip trade, his passionate love-life and his turbulent scuffles with the dubious local business practices, he becomes a living legend - to then suddenly disappear. Thirty years later, an Italian police inspector (Giancarlo Giannini) attempts to unravel the story, but struggles to distinguish fact from fiction. With the help of the young Canadian Anna (Ksenia Solo) he discovers what truly happened.
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