Sixteen-year-old Nena (Abbey Hoes) has to deal with the suicide attempt of her seriously ill father (Uwe Ochsenknecht). She is deeply hurt by his desire to end his life. During this time she falls in love for the first time with Carlo (Gijs Blom), the pitcher of the baseball team. While she discovers her own hunger for life, she realizes that her father Martin’s life is getting more and more hopeless.

2015 | Feature film | NL/D | 94 min. | DCP
World premiere
Berlinale 2015


Abbey Hoes
Uwe Ochsenknecht
Monic Hendrickx
Gijs Blom
Fabian Jansen
André Jung
et al.


Directing Saskia Diesing
Script Saskia Diesing, Esther Gerritsen
Camera Aage Hollander
Production Design Jorien Sont
Costume Manon Blom
Editing Barbara Toennieshen
Sound Andreas Hildebrandt
Music Paul Eisenach
Re-recording Torben Seemann
Producers Hanneke Niens / Hans de Wolf (KeyFilm)
Co-producers Christine Kiauk / Herbert Schwering (COIN FILM)
Commissioning Editors Joost de Wolf (VPRO)


2015 IFF Minneapolis St. Paul | Emerging Filmmaker Award
2015 Berlinale | Special Mention
2014 Nederlands FF | Best Director and Actress

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