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Wolfsbergen

Wolfsbergen
Director: Nanouk Leopold

Holland, 2007, 93 min., drama
Konraad, 83, has written a letter to his relatives saying he wants to die. Maria, Konraad’s daughter and only child, refuses to discuss her father’s wish. Instead, she wants to move him into sheltered accommodation. Her two grown daughters Sabine and Eva have problems of their own. Sabine has a troubled marriage and her eldest daughter Haas is too wise for her age. Eva is in therapy, recovering from an abortion. Ernst, Maria’s husband, is the only one who takes an interest. He decides to help Konraad realize his last wish. In doing so, he crosses his wife and increases the distance already existing between them.

Konraad's descendents are all very caught up in their own worlds. But they obviously have to take a stand on this matter and take a closer look at themselves. They find out that there is not much left of the ties that bind them. They find themselves isolated; they have all come to a dead end. Something has to change.

Wolfsbergen is a film about people who seem to have lost the ability to love and to be loved. It is a kaleidoscopic portrayal of four generations of a family and their struggle to reach out to one another.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Nanouk Leopold

Dir. of Photography: Richard Van Oosterhout

Music: Loek Dikker

Producer: Stienette Bosklopper

Cast: Fedja van Huêt, Tamar van den Dop, Karina Smulders, Jan Decleir, Catherine ten Bruggencate Piet Kamerman, Oscar van Woensel, Merel van Houts, Carmen Lith