6.2/10
540
2 user 8 critic

170 Hz (2011)

Two deaf teenagers fall in love and run away from their disapproving parents, only to discover one of the young lovers carries a dark secret.

Director:

Joost van Ginkel
Reviews
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Gaite Jansen ... Evy
Michael Muller ... Nick
Eva van Heijningen Eva van Heijningen ... Mother Evy
Ariane Schluter ... Mother Nick
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ... Father Nick
Robert de Hoog ... Sijp
Hugo Haenen Hugo Haenen ... Father Evy
Baue van Leyden Baue van Leyden ... Friend Sijp
Valerie Pos Valerie Pos ... Caro
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The jarring lives of six immigrant residents of Amsterdam intertwine in a poetic mosaic.

Director: Joost van Ginkel
Stars: Anjela Nedyalkova, Boris Isakovic, Erik Adelöw
Supernova I (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Meis is fifteen, lives in the back of beyond and aspires to a grand and stirring life, but all that happens is the passing of the time, waiting for the next car to run into the front of the house.

Director: Tamar van den Dop
Stars: Gaite Jansen, Tamar van den Dop, Bob Schwarze
Open Seas (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three young friends grow up as students in Amsterdam when the death of one's father puts everything into a new perspective.

Director: Michiel van Erp
Stars: Julia Akkermans, Anneke Blok, Jacqueline Blom
Tonio (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After 21-year-old student Tonio dies in a traffic accident, his novelist parents face sorrow and regret as they suffer the agony of losing their only child.

Director: Paula van der Oest
Stars: Rifka Lodeizen, Malou Gorter, Pierre Bokma
Instinct III (2019)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated by the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.

Director: Halina Reijn
Stars: Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Marie-Mae van Zuilen
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot
Avé (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two troubled teens hitchhike across Bulgaria.

Director: Konstantin Bojanov
Stars: Anjela Nedyalkova, Ovanes Torosian, Martin Brambach
Dusk (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The haunting search to discover why fifteen-year old Jessie was murdered by her closest friends.

Director: Hanro Smitsman
Stars: Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Gaite Jansen, Roos Netjes
Wij (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Eight teens - four guys and four girls - are the best of friends. One summer, out of boredom they experiment with all manner of new means to entertain themselves. This degenerates into some extreme behaviour and will lead to tragedy.

Director: Rene Eller
Stars: Aimé Claeys, Tijmen Govaerts, Pauline Casteleyn
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Price Of Sugar tells the alternately gripping, romantic and heart-wrenching story of Sarith and Mini-Mini as they grow up on the sugar plantations of Suriname in the latter half of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean van de Velde
Stars: Gaite Jansen, Neil Sandilands, Anna Raadsveld
Lore (2012)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

Director: Cate Shortland
Stars: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Several love stories set in one of the most interesting new cities in the world, Rotterdam.

Directors: Barry Atsma, Claire Denis, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Katja Herbers, Maryam Hassouni, Nasrdin Dchar

Photos

Edit

Storyline

The Story: 170 Hz is a film about unconditional love and the freedom that goes with it. Nick and Evy are two adolescents who fall hopelessly in love with each other. Their love has no voice or sound as they are both deafmute. They have their own ways of communicating with each other, so while being in love already makes them stand apart from the rest of the world, in the splendid isolation of their soundless love they distance themselves from their surroundings even more. When they sense that their parents do not fully agree with them being together, they develop an audacious plan: they will flee and hide in a special place, where Evy will become pregnant and have a baby - they are convinced that once they have a child together nothing and nobody will be able to keep them apart. Nick takes the initiative and drives off with Evy to the hiding place he has meticulously prepared, the wreck of a former Soviet submarine in a distant part of the harbour. Within that metal casing full of ... Written by Joost van Ginkel

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Nick: I don't need to hear anything. I haven't met anyone who seems to have anything interesting to say apart from Evy.
See more »

User Reviews

 
Unusual but nevertheless dull
18 October 2015 | by estronbaseSee all my reviews

Firstly let me say that I'm very glad I didn't see this in the cinema because I found the subtitles being removed a little too soon for me on many occasions. I was glad that I could rewind and even pause the film so I could read what was said.

Most of the dialogue is in sign language. (French Sign Language according to IMDb) When I was very young I had assumed that sign language was international and I wondered why it was not taught to everyone. That would make life much easier for deaf people and solve the language problem for the whole planet! Now that I'm older, I think it was a nice idea.

Anyway, to get back to the film, I also disliked the background sound. Sort of like noises heard underwater. I realize this was intentional, to create an atmosphere of isolation, as was the setting in an old submarine. Nevertheless, the main effect it had on me was to want to turn down the volume.

I was impressed with the young actress, Gaite Jansen, who spent a lot of time walking around a submarine with hardly any clothes on, but seemed not to be bothered by the cold.

Having watched the film, the thing that sticks in my memory is the title. Why 170 Hz?


2 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Release Date:

1 March 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

170 герц See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed