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.
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Ibi
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Alma
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Publisher
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ...
Jörgen
Nasrdin Dchar ...
Choukri
Naomi van Es ...
Tirza Hofmeester - 8 years old
Michael Dube ...
Driver minibus
Keitumetse Matlabo ...
Kaisa
Sello Motloung ...
Taxidriver
Thembani Luzipho ...
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Gert Kats ...
Andreas
Phumla Stamper ...
Kaisa's mother
Titia Hoogendoorn ...
Ester
Pamele Dyan ...
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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

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Read the book first. I warned you
24 September 2012 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I recently read Arnon Grunberg's Tirza and found out that there was a film version to it so I was very curious how they managed to put it on the big screen. Well. A film is, as in most cases, unable to reproduce the whole body of a book, especially a complex novel like Grunberg's, full of psychoanalysis and stuff. Still it was quite a let-down for me. I understand that they had to completely cut the first two-thirds of the book, otherwise it would have been unbearably long. What you get is a mess of the plot with flash-forwards and flash-backs. I'm afraid, for one who has not read the book, it is completely incomprehensible. So I suggest that everybody should read the book first and then the film is good to (re)visualize what you imagined while reading.


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