Nick

  • 84'
  • Netherlands
  • 2012
'I'm just here for the ride, I don’t mean anything I say’, says intelligent, elusive, conceited, cynical Nick to the beautiful Monie during a date that - again - gets completely out of hand. 'Just get lost,' she snarls at him. 'Go back to your mother.'
Nick works as a sous-chef in a restaurant; he is good and he knows it. He thinks all the others are useless, and has hardly any respect for his boss, Wim. One day, an argument gets hopelessly out of hand in the kitchen, and Nick runs off with pretty young Croatian waitress Kristina, heading south to look for white truffles in the vast Croatian forests. And to find himself.
The third feature by Fow Pyng Hu (Jacky, Paradise Girls) is an intriguing combination of character study and road movie, with powerful performances by Merijn de Jong (Nick) and Marcel Hensema (Wim). The beautiful photography by Benito Strangio, especially the curious dream sequences, contribute to the special mood, as do the sound design and music.


Director
Fow Pyng Hu
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
84'
Medium
DCP
Language
Dutch
Producer
Frans van Gestel
Production Company
Topkapi Films
Sales
Topkapi Films
Screenplay
Fow Pyng Hu
Cinematography
Benito Strangio
Editor
Menno Boerema, Edon Rizvanolli
Production Design
Billy Leliveld
Sound Design
Ranko Paukovic
Music
Mick Witkamp
Cast
Maarten Heijmans, Merijn de Jong, Marcel Hensema
Local Distributor
September Film
Website
http://www.topkapifilms.nl/our-films/nick/