Backslide

Stan (17) and Maikel (20) have an uncommon friendship. They go on a violent crime spree and become the hit men for organized crime in their area. Maikel is the leader with Stan following and they constantly challenge each other to do more violent acts. Their reputation follows them, even though Anne, Maikel’s girlfriend, knows nothing about their secret life. When she eventually does find out and sees what violence her boyfriend is capable of, she comes up with a plan to escape and asks Stan for help. Now Stan has to choose between his friendship with Maikel and the girl who he’s secretly in love with.

ORIGINAL TITLE

Van God Los

RELEASE YEAR

2003

GENRE

Crime thriller

LANGUAGE

Dutch

DIRECTOR

Pieter Kuijpers

WRITERS

Pieter Kuijpers and Paul Jan Nelissen

CAST

Egbert Jan Weeber, Tygo Gernandt, Angela Schijf

CO-PRO

BNN (NL), IDTV (NL)

SALES AGENT

Dutch Features

FINANCIERS

BNN (NL), Netherlands Film Fund, CoBO Fund (NL)

DISTRIBUTOR

RCV Film Distribution Benelux

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Netherlands Film Festival (Golden Calf Best Actor for Tygo Gernandt, Best Director & Best Screenplay, Special Award for the film poster, Best Actress, Best Screenplay), the Lecce Festival for European Cinema, Limburg Film Festival

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