5.7/10
278
3 user 5 critic

South (2004)

Het zuiden (original title)
Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writer:

Mieke de Jong
Reviews
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

De grot (2001)
Romance | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Psychological thriller. Geography teacher smuggles a case of heroin for a friend.

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Kim Huffman, Marcel Hensema
AmnesiA (2001)
Drama | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A photographer returns to his parental home because his mother is seriously ill. The confrontation with his past leads to panic in a surreal, stylised psychological drama.

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Carice van Houten, Theo Maassen
Oorlogswinter (2008)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot.

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Stars: Martijn Lakemeier, Jamie Campbell Bower, Yorick van Wageningen
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Thijs is a ripe-age Dutch tomato grower. His adult daughters plan to have him move in a skyscraper-flat, leaving home and professional life, but he takes his adolescent (half-)Moroccon ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Stars: Ad van Kempen, Geert de Jong, Yes-R
Knetter (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Stars: Jesse Rinsma, Tom van Kessel, Carice van Houten
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He... See full summary »

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Stars: Noah Valentyn, Bracha van Doesburgh, Mimoun Oaïssa
Suzy Q (TV Movie 1999)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A weekend in the life of a bizarre family in the sixties. Their lives will never be the same after it.

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Stars: Carice van Houten, Roeland Fernhout, Linda van Dyck
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A collections of scenes based on documents, letters, pictures and poems that depict a man's erotic nature.

Director: Jørgen Leth
Stars: Jørgen Leth, Angeli Bayani, Sue Prado
Thriller

Three characters, three different points of view, in a film noir set in post war Jakarta.

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monic Hendrickx ... Martje Portegies
Frank Lammers ... Loe de Koning
Oksana Akinshina ... Zoya
Olga Louzgina Olga Louzgina ... Galina
Nazmiye Oral ... Leyla
Bart Klever Bart Klever ... Martje's ex-boyfriend
Ina Geerts ... Dorien
Chris Comvalius Chris Comvalius ... Farida
Catalijn Willemsen ... Martje's ex-boyfriend's wife
Fred Goessens Fred Goessens ... Army man
Elvan Akyildiz Elvan Akyildiz ... Rana
Vlatka Simac Vlatka Simac ... Jasmina
Tine Joustra ... Prothese-specialiste
Arnold Willems Arnold Willems ... Guus
Nanah Takaza ... Nanah
Edit

Storyline

Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when Loe, one of her employees, is startled by the discovery of her prosthesis during foreplay, she imprisons him in the laundry plant. As Loe is slowly dying in imprisonment, Martje loses contact with reality and starts imagining having a family with him. Written by BZ

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Netherlands | Belgium | Denmark

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

22 April 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

South See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The end credits of Het Zuiden included "Thanks to Dogme 95". Director Martin Koolhoven originally planned to shoot it as a Dogme film, and it was co-produced by Lars von Trier's Zentropa. Finally, the director decided he did not want to be so severely constrained as by Dogme principles. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It maybe wrecked my soul.
4 December 2005 | by Sulo KallasSee all my reviews

It is impossible to rate this movie. Did it move me? Affect me? Oh yes. I feel completely and totally wrecked right now. And that is after 4 stiff drinks and a very lighthearted comedy I saw after this one on the Black Nights Film Festival. I almost walked out of this one - a first in my movie-going career. Not because it was a bad movie, or a boring movie or a pointless movie. But because I was afraid. Of what it could do to me. A definite first for me. Kim-Ki Duk's "The Isle" is child's play compared to this one.

Remember, what you don't see, is the most horrible of all.

No I do *NOT* want to see it again. And I am not sure I can recommend to anybody who has feelings.


11 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed