Hunting & Sons

Hunting & Zn.
Director: Sander Burger

Netherlands, drama, 90 min., 2010, lithuanian and english subtitles
Sander Burger’s realistic drama “Hunting & Sons” is a tense psychological story about the other side of respectable society. After the death of his father, Tako Hunting (Dragan Bakema) leaves Amsterdam to return to his hometown and takes over the family business – a bicycle shop. Back to his old life he once escaped from, Tako convinces himself that here he can become a happy man. He marries his childhood sweetheart Sandra (Maria Kraakman) and they lead a normal marital life together. The couple and their apartment look like they’ve been ripped from this season’s “Ikea” catalogue – everything seems to be perfect and lovely. But not everything is right under the adorable surface. Problems worsen when Sandra gets pregnant…

About the director:
Sander Burger was born in 1975, in Ivory Coast. After travelling to Indonesia and Iraq, his family moved back to the Netherlands when he was eight. Sander Burger studied Geology for two years until he realised, that what he really wants to do is filmmaking. He debuted as a director in 2003 with a short documentary “Our Waterloo” (Ons Waterloo). In 2006 Burger’s first full-length feature film “The Panman: Rhythm of the Palms” was released. The film was awarded for the best soundtrack at the Brooklyn International Film Festival and won the Jury Award in the best feature film category at the Hollywood Black Film Festival. The next feature film “Oliver etc.” (Olivier etc., 2006) was developed in cooperation with Dragan Bakema and Maria Kraakman, who appear once again as leading actors and scriptwriters in the latest Burger’s drama “Hunting & Sons” (Hunting & Zn., 2010).

Section: Identity

Screenplay: Sander Burger, Dragan Bakema, Maria Kraakman

Dir. of Photography: Sal Kroonenberg

Music: Jos van Galen

Cast: Dragan Bakema, Maria Kraakman, Hans Hoes, Noël Keulen, Rick Nicolet, Celia Nufaar, Mirjam Stolwijk