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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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Credited cast:
... Tirza
... Ibi
... Publisher
... Alma
Nasrdin Dchar ... Choukri
... Jörgen
Michael Dube ... Minibus Driver
Keitumetse Matlabo ... Kaisa
Kenneth Coremans ... Airport passenger
Naomi van Es ... Tirza Hofmeester - 8 years old
Titia Hoogendoorn ... Ester
Phumla Stamper ... Kaisa's mother
Sello Motloung ... Taxi Driver
Ernst Mburu ... Sandal Seller
Trish Karemba ... Internet Café Employee
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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 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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