Amsterdam 2007, selection for IDFA
Utrecht 2008, 'Golden Calf' / Best Dutch Short Documentary
Faction film set in Germany, 1933.
When well-known psychiatrist Karl Bonhoeffer is asked to examine Reichstag arsonist Marinus van der Lubbe and testifying to his clinical sanity in court, he expects to be dealing with another "dim-witted communist".
As it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth: through their conversations and the events in Berlin 1933, the initially self-complacent psychiatrist gets more and more confused by the half-blind vagabond – a visionary, predicting a terrible war and who’s confronting him, Bonhoeffer and his family with absolute choices.
The story of Van der Lubbe and the Bonhoeffers is a story of all times, but perhaps now more relevant than ever.
Joop Van Wijk
Peter van Wijk
Martijn Oversteegen as Lex
Djoeke, Jan, Michael
Cees, Sicco, Carien
Peter and Esther
Hens van Rooij
Winanda van Vliet
Ina van den Hogen