Luuk is a truck driver who seems to be a goodhearted father for his eight-year-old daughter Isabel. After Luuk divorced from his wife Karen, Isabel lives with her mother. Whenever Luuk has ... See full summary »

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Jack Wouterse ...
Luuk
Veerle Witkop ...
Isabel
Margot Ros ...
Karin
Ruben Lürsen ...
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Edward Koldewijn ...
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Luuk is a truck driver who seems to be a goodhearted father for his eight-year-old daughter Isabel. After Luuk divorced from his wife Karen, Isabel lives with her mother. Whenever Luuk has the chance he takes Isabel to the sea or for a ride in his truck, which only carries sand. On one of those occasions Luuk discovers the horrific reason why Isabel is so quiet that day. From that moment on Luuk has to cope with a new and unexpected situation. Luuk kidnaps his daughter in an attempt to protect her, but he slowly loses control. Written by Joost van Ginkel

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Zand (Sand) portrays with rare intensity and empathy a painful tale of domestic abuse, in the face of which paternal love is powerless. See more »

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Visions of a kingdom built on sand
21 June 2009 | by (Bogotá, Colombia) – See all my reviews

Coming from watching it at the Worldwide Short Film Fest in Toronto. Beautifully shot, this is a melancholic short film that manages to engage and leave a mark difficult to forget.

The two main roles are played with sparse dialogs and a touch of quirkiness that however, remains true to the spirit of the characters. But this movie is as much about a dad/daughter story as it is about hopes, intimacy, and impotence. And what really sets the tone of the story is the stage: a scenery that alternates the dreams of childhood and the omnipresent threat of those dreams brutally sand-buried by reality. A threat that, as the synopsis suggests and the movie gradually reveals, is more real where it is more hidden.

Great casting, great camera, touching short story.


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