Rotterdam goes hardcore genre, with an eclectic mix of films that brashly bend, blend or respect conventions, each in their own distinctive way.
Films in ‘Rotterdämmerung’
Boyz in the WoodNinian Doff IFFR 2020 87′
A group of half-stoned teenagers find out they are being hunted in this crazy comedy full of bizarre plot twists.
Four teenagers think they're setting off on a dull hike across the Highlands, but soon find out they are the quarry in a bizarre hunt. Half-stoned and hallucinating, they see bullets fly around their ears in this crazy comedy that kicks off in top gear.
GutterbeeUlrich Thomsen IFFR 2020 107′
Dry, layered comedy about Trump's racist America in which a bipolar, German sausage maker wants to open a restaurant in small-town America.
Bipolar, German sausage maker Edward starts his own high-end sausage restaurant in small town America. Everyone loves it except the sheriff. He wants a hotdog not a Frankfurter. A bone-dry, layered comedy about Trump's racist America.
L'état sauvageDavid Perrault IFFR 2020 118′
Beautiful French feminist western about choosing your own course in life and gradually weaning yourself off (toxic) men.
In this beautifully shot French western, a couple and their three daughters decide to return to Paris from snowbound Missouri during the American Civil War. Guiding them on their fraught journey is tormented ex-mercenary Victor, who has caught the eye of rebellious daughter Esther.
First LoveMiike Takashi IFFR 2020 108′
A boxer and a call girl become embroiled in a failed drug deal. Explosions, black humour and screaming Yakuza: Miike Takashi at his very best!
Genre master Miike Takashi returns to his first love, characteristic of his 1990s career – Yakuza films. This contemporary take includes the usual explosive elements: talented, yet ill boxer Leo and call girl Monica become embroiled in a failed drug deal between local gangsters and a Chinese triad.