MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,903 this week

Tirza (2010)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 1,237 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 13 critic

Jörgen Hofmeester is desperately looking for his missing daughter Tirza and heading towards a brutal confrontation with the man who has been the undoing of his favorite child.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 30 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 03 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tirza" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tirza (2010)

Tirza (2010) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tirza.
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

X-Ray Eyes (Video 2010)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When medical student Irena discovers that she can see through people, her live takes a surprising turn after she finds out that she is able to see bone structures, organs bloodstreams and ... See full summary »

Director: Mike van Diem
Stars: Eline Van der Velden, Miron Bilski, Adrian Brine
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Because of a bad marriage of their parents, two brothers Jules (Daniel Arends) en Max (Tim Haars) made a pact never to get into a relationship with a woman. Therefore, they live a ... See full summary »

Directors: Steffen Haars, Flip Van der Kuil
Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Juliette van Ardenne, Raymond Thiry
Bloedverwanten (TV Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bennie de Winter, large shareholder of De Winter Flowers, dies. His daughter Esther inherits his possession.

Stars: Henriëtte Tol, Derek de Lint, Tanja Jess
Overspel 2 (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Ali Ben Horsting, Frederik Brom, Jeffrey Hamilton
Süskind (2012)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During WWII, a member of the Jewish Council of Amsterdam finds a way to spare children from deportation to the death camps.

Director: Rudolf van den Berg
Stars: Katja Herbers, Tygo Gernandt, Karl Markovics
Tiramisu I (2008)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bookkeeper Jacob newest client is the talented and flamboyant actress Anne. They first meet each other on her houseboat, the morning after the premiere of Anne's new theatrical play. Jacob ... See full summary »

Director: Paula van der Oest
Stars: Manon Alving, Cheryl Ashruf, Ali Ben Horsting
Life Is Beautiful (TV Movie 2009)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Erasmus compiled a few thousand Adagia, each exemplifies the classical truths that are our timeless and everyday wisdom. Life is Beautiful shows us just how wondrous life really is, by ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeroen Berkvens, Mark de Cloe
Stars: Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito, Frans Bakker, Robert de Hoog
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Karen (32) and Michel (36) move with their daughter to an exclusive residential area. She soon finds a new close circle of friends: the women of the Dinner Club, and their husbands. But ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Jan Westdijk
Stars: Bracha van Doesburgh, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Brita Wielopolska
Stars: Benjamin Rothenborg Vibe, Jannie Faurschou, Søren Østergaard
Overspel (TV Series 2011)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After a photographer and a lawyer start a steamy affair, their lives and those around them get entangled in dirty business and family secrets.

Stars: Sylvia Hoeks, Fedja van Huêt, Kees Prins
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman tries to escape a stalker by moving with her children to her sister's isolated beach house.

Director: Will Koopman
Stars: Ingeborg Ansing, Pierre Bokma, Scott Bovelander
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Rudolf van den Berg
Stars: Ronald Ophuis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Tirza
...
Ibi
...
Alma
...
Publisher
Nasrdin Dchar ...
Choukri
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ...
Jörgen
Michael Dube ...
Driver minibus
Naomi van Es ...
Tirza Hofmeester - 8 years old
Titia Hoogendoorn ...
Ester
Keitumetse Matlabo ...
Kaisa
Sello Motloung ...
Taxidriver
Gert Kats ...
Andreas
Trish Karemba ...
Internet café employee
Armas Shivute ...
BBQ vendor
Ernst Mburu ...
Sandal seller
Edit

Storyline

Jörgen's world is crumbling. Forced into early retirement and harassed by his ex-wife, the only part of his life which makes sense - his beloved daughter Tirza - is shattered when she disappears on holiday in Namibia. After weeks of terrifying uncertainty, Jörgen goes searching for her, but the heat, his drinking and bad memories combine to unhinge him. His only ally is a child prostitute called Kaisa. Together they journey into the wilderness on Tirza's trail to discover her fate. Written by Holland Film

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

30 September 2010 (Netherlands)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

"No animals were harmed during the making of this movie, except for the white spider." See more »

Connections

Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #6.4 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Looking for Big Mama
22 October 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The movie of the disturbing novel by the innovative Dutch novelist Arnon Grunberg emphasizes the visualization of the descent of the main character into the dark depths of his pointless existence. It reminded me of the Coen Brothers' Job-type story in A Serious Man. However, it is to Rudolf van den Berg's credit that Tirza leaves a much deeper impression than A Serious Man, since it focuses more on the inner journey of its protagonist rather than how he responds to external impulses. Even though the build-up was classical -through flashbacks we learn more about Jorgen as the story unfolds- the editing and the reveals were surprising; a rare feat today in a time that most movies are cliché-ridden. Gijs Scholten van Asschat portrayed Jorgen beautifully; he alternates between being lost, resigned, hurt, empty and mad and conveys every emotion in a credible way. He wins the audience's sympathy almost to the point that his dealing with 9-year old child prostitute Kaisa appear to be based on pure intentions -although later revelations change this. Very pleased that Tirza is the Netherlands' submission for best foreign film this year and would be surprised if it does not make the short list.


11 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Yawn rolandrozen
Discuss Tirza (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?