One minute you're messing about with your girlfriend, the next, the police are at your door saying your sister has died in a car crash. It happened to director Peter Hoogendoorn, who made this autobiographically inspired film.
In a relay of bad news, protagonist Mike and his girlfriend Katja search, with the police officers, for Mike's parents. During the car ride, time seems to stand still; the ordinary Rotterdam houses look completely normal, life outside carries on. But the family in the patrol car is in a state of numb shock, represented extremely effectively by long shots that create distance. There is very little talking, the realisation of what has happened gradually seeping through, but not bringing understanding. This leads to awkward situations such as when, after delivering the bad news, the young officer turns to his colleague and asks whether he did it correctly. Between 10 and 12 is a poignant small film about a big topic.

International title
Between 10 and 12
Filmmaker
Peter Hoogendoorn
Country
Netherlands, France, Belgium
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
70’
Language
Dutch
Producer
Keren Cogan Galje, Petra Goedings, Maaike Benschop, Philippe Avril, Tomas Leyers
Production Company
Keren Cogan Films, Phanta Film, Unlimited, Minds Meet
Sales
Keren Cogan Films & Phanta Film
Writer
Peter Hoogendoorn
Cinematography
Gregg Telussa
Editor
Tom Denoyette
Production Design
Ben Zuydwijk
Sound Design
Srdjan Kurpjel
Music
Bruno Ferro Xavier Da Silva
Cast
Nasrdin Dchar, Raymond Thiry
Website
http://tussen10en12.nl