Upon returning to work after an absence Sabine (Thekla Reuten) must deal with new emotional obstacles and matters from her past. Unlocking these doors exposes her to truths she may not be ... See full summary »
Marie-Mae van Zuilen
Dutch cinema is on the rise. Last few years the films have become better and better, mainly because they're not as Dutch anymore.. Strange reasoning perhaps, but others familiar with Dutch cinema will now what I mean. This goes for mainstream films but in particular the less mainstream or even art house films. Not that I would consider "De Wederopstanding van een Klootzak" as art-house, but it definitely isn't mainstream. In that way it's a strange film, and one I really enjoyed very much. I loved the character's, of which some were kind of clichéd, cartoonesque, presented in beautiful settings and colours, meticulously framed every time. I didn't read the graphic novel on which this film is based but I can definitely imagine some of the framing is taken straight from it (as in f.e. "Sin City").
It's not all style over substance. It has two nice intimate story lines that intermingle at certain points, I won't spoil the how and when, and it shows great acting by all concerned. Yorrick van Wageningen plays Ronnie so well, I felt quite torn on whether to like him or despise him.
All in all a great Dutch film, no, a great film. Period.. And if I would have to compare it with other work, it would be Nicolas Winding Refn's 8/10
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