Martje is the successful manager of a laundry, but has a poor social life. Everything changes when new driver Lou shows up for work. Martje falls for his charms. She overcomes her usual shyness and is intimate with him. But things turn out differently. After a humiliating incident her employers imprison the man she loves. She does not stop them and, torn by her extreme emotions, she slowly drifts away from reality.
South is an intense character study; a psychological drama from director Martin Koolhoven (The Cave, Amnesia, Winter in Wartime). Main actors Frank Lammers, Monic Hendrickx (three times winner of the Dutch Film Festival’s actress award) and Oksana Akinshina (Lilja 4-ever) were praised for their excellent performances.
Year of release
Monic Hendrickx, Frank Lammers, Oksana Akinshina
Mieke de Jong
Director(s) of Photography
Job ter Burg
Hans Hellewout & Soren Bjerregaard
Paul M. van Brugge
Belgium: Cosmokino, Denmark: Zentropa
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