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Forced into early retirement, a single father sets out to find his teenage daughter when she and her boyfriend go missing on holiday in Namibia.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sylvia Hoeks ... Tirza
Abbey Hoes ... Ibi
Johanna ter Steege ... Alma
Jeroen Spitzenberger ... Publisher
Nasrdin Dchar ... Choukri
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Jörgen
Naomi van Es Naomi van Es ... Tirza Hofmeester - 8 years old
Keitumetse Matlabo Keitumetse Matlabo ... Kaisa
Kenneth Core ... Airport passenger (as Kenneth Coremans)
Michael Dube Michael Dube ... Minibus Driver
Titia Hoogendoorn Titia Hoogendoorn ... Ester
Sello Motloung Sello Motloung ... Taxi Driver
Armas Shivute Armas Shivute ... BBQ vendor
Elisabeth Ross Elisabeth Ross ... Waitress pool café
Asemahle Gazi Asemahle Gazi ... Streetchild 2
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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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30 September 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

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Looking for Big Mama
22 October 2010 | by serge-33See 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.


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