Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK
Year: 1995
Duration: 9'

n a quiet farmhouse somewhere in the Dutch countryside, 90-year old Antonia begins the last day of her life. Lying peacefully in bed she recalls the day, shortly after the end of the Second World War, when she returned to the village where she was born. We then follow Antonia's tumultuous life in the village over the next 50 years. With the story of Antonia's life come those of her daughter Danielle, granddaughter Theresa, and the great granddaughter Sarah - Antonia's line - as well as the helper, soul mates, acquaintances, lovers and neighbouring villagers whom Antonia has gathered into her family over the years.


& Credits

Director and screenplay: Marleen Gorris.
Director of photography: Willy Stassen.
Art director: Harry Ammerlaan.
Editor: Marina BodbijI.
Music: Ilona Seckaz.
Sound: Dirk Bombey.
Cast and characters: Willeke Van Ammelrooy (Antonia), Els Dottermans (Danielle), Jan Decleir (Bas), Marina De Craaf (Deedee), Mil Seghers (Crooked Finger), Veerle Van Overloop (Thérèse).
Production company: Stichting Bergen, Prime Time, Bard Entertainements, NPS Televisie.
Italian distribution: Lucky Red s.r.l., via Antonio Baiamonti 10, 00195 Roma, Italy, tel. +39-06-3252296, fax +39-06-3252310.