14 months after loosing his partner while making a UNICEF documentary in Afghanistan, Dutch photographer Bob Griffioen's benefactor Federico Federici has landed him a National Geographic assignment on the Wadden island Texel. Shooting wildlife there, Bob meets hedonistic waitress-student Kathleen, who practices nudism on the beach. Alas, her boss and sugar-daddy 'the Mummy' is involved in major drug trade. Both lovers are soon dragged into it, without knowing if they even can trust each-other.
20 March 2008 (Netherlands)
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Opening Weekend: €431,606
23 March 2008, Limited Release
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Did You Know?
The last movie based on a novel by Jan Wolkers
which was produced when the author himself was still alive. Wolkers died prior to the movie's release, but he was able to visit the set during production. See more
The bird of prey, which is being photographed in the dunes is not a native bird for the Netherlands, but a (trained, captive) American buzzard. See more
Referenced in The Making of 'Zomerhitte'