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Martin Koolhoven

Born in The Hague, The Netherlands. Son of a prison guard. Attended several film schools in Sittard (The Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium) and the Dutch Film And Television Academy (The Netherlands). Graduated with the short movie De Orde Der Dingen (1996). Koolhoven has a relationship with Dutch writer/director 'Tallulah Schwab' since 1993. ... See full bio »

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Brimstone Director
(2016)
Oorlogswinter Director
(2008)
Knetter Director
(2005)
De grot Director
(2001)

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 2016 Brimstone
 2008 Oorlogswinter
 2007 Koefnoen (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode dated 15 September 2007 (2007) ... (Bergman & Western bits)
 2005 Knetter
 2004 South
 2001 De grot
 2001 AmnesiA
 1999 Suzy Q (TV Movie)
 1997 Duister licht (TV Movie)
 1997 Vet Heftig - de video (Video)
 1996 De Orde Der Dingen (Short)
 1995 KOEKOEK! (Short)
 1993 Chess (Short)
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Other Works:

Directed the music video 'Slaap' by The Opposites in which he had actors Yahya Gaier and Tygo Gernandt perform as The Opposites. The music video also had Willie Wartaal in it. The Opposites themselves were seen as Che Guevara and Ghandi.... See more »

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Height:

5' 11¼" (1.81 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Brimstone] I consider it my second film. When I started I said I wanted to make a movie a year to learn the craft. How many movies did Hitchcock make before he made a good one? Or John Ford? So I see all movies before Winter in Wartime as practicing. I'm proud of them and everything, but I found my voice when I made Winter in Wartime, which in a way is my debut. So then I stopped being in a ... See more »

Trivia:

Claimed that Leen Jongewaard is is his favorite Dutch actor ever on the Great Dutch Film Quiz of 2008. See more »

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Often casts actress Carice van Houten See more »

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