Four Dutch films released locally today
by Boyd van Hoeij
13/10/2011 - Though there are currently already four Dutch productions in the local box-office top 20, including The Gang of Oss at number five and new entry Body Language at number three, another four Dutch films will be released today.
The biggest new Dutch release is the comedy sequel All Stars 2: Old Stars [trailer], which returns to the group of football-loving friends of 1997's All Stars, though they've grown a bit older in the mean time. Independent Film releases the film on a confident 107 screens.
The first All Stars was not only a sizeable hit for writer-director Jean van de Velde, who also helmed the sequel, but was also remade in several other European countries, including in Spain as Días de fútbol in 2003, and in England as Things to Do Before You're 30 in 2005.
The smallest release is reserved for the adult drama Lotus [trailer], the directorial debut of Pascale Simons. Distributor BFD releases the film on 9 screens today. The film, written by Philip Delmaar, tells several intersecting stories of love and loneliness and is set in Rotterdam. It premiered a couple of weeks ago at the Netherlands Film Festival.
Further releases this week include American import Spy Kids 4 on 53 screens through Entertainment One; European co-production The Three Musketeers [trailer] on 86 screens via Dutch FilmWorks and Cannes competition title Habemus Papam [trailer, film focus] on 22 screens through Cinéart.