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THE LOUSY LIFE OF A BORING MAN

THE LOUSY LIFE OF A BORING MAN

original title: DE LULLIGE LEVENSLOOP VAN EEN SAAIE MAN

release 2015 | genre absurdist drama | length 25 minutes | language Dutch | broadcasting Omrop Fryslan
directed by Joren Molter | written by Niek Penning

 

A story about the colorless funeral director Gerald. His business is going downhill because no one in his village dies anymore. His only hobby is playing trombone in the local brass band but the irritating conductor, who invariably calls him by the wrong name, wants him to stop playing. When Gerald accidentally hits one of the many elderly people with his car and is caught by the conductor, his lousy life unexpectedly takes a positive turn.

 

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Credits:

with: BERT GEURKINK & FERDI STOFMEEL & NIENKE VAN HOFSLOT

directed by: JOREN MOLTER
written by: NIEK PENNING
produced by: LUUK HOEKX & EVA VERWEIJ

production manager: BLUE TER BURG
first assistant director: LUUK HOEKX
cinematography: MARTIJN MELIS
gaffer: JOOP DEDEN
sound recordist: TESSA FRANSEN
production design: RIVKA KOOPS
wardrobe: JULIA KLOK
make-up & hair: JACQUELINA SANTOS
editor: STEFAN HICKERT
sound design: FABIAN ORT
composer: HANS NIEUWENHUIJSEN
visual effects: TOM SELBECK
colorist: MARTIJN MELIS
graphic design: ROEL MEIJERING

Festivals:

  • Noordelijk Film Festival, the Netherlands (11 - 15 November, 2015)
  • Groningse Nieuwe, the Netherlands (8 November, 2015)
  • Eindhoven Film Festival, the Netherlands (26 – 29 November, 2015)
    Official Competition
  • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (23 – 2 October, 2016)
    Student Competition