NL-Alert

  • 37'
  • Netherlands
  • 2024

The tension never ceases to mount in Loïs Dols de Jong’s riveting thriller NL-Alert. Struggling to get home to her stranded baby, a young mother in Amsterdam receives an emergency alert on her phone: a nuclear missile has been launched at the city and residents have forty-five minutes to evacuate.

With a sharp eye and an admirable economy of expression, NL-Alert crisply anthologises human reactions to calamitous news: distrust, followed by confusion and paralysis, climaxing in all-out panic. Characters face moral dilemmas and life-or-death choices, yet the film remains focused on concrete actions that unfold from moment to moment. Employing a frenetic, often claustrophobic cinematography, NL-Alert thrusts the viewer into a doomsday scenario that, through sheer accumulation of detail, becomes chillingly palpable.

– Srikanth Srinivasan

NL-Alert screens as part of the 'Koolhoven presenteert' programme.

  • 37'
  • Netherlands
  • 2024
Director
Loïs Dols de Jong
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2024
Festival Edition
IFFR 2024
Length
37'
Medium
DCP
International title
Amsterdam Alert
Language
Dutch
Producers
Suzan de Swaan, Danielle Guirguis
Sales
Smarthouse Creative Impact Studio
Screenplay
Loïs Dols de Jong
Cinematography
Ruben van Weelden
Editor
Wies Hundling
Production Design
Aukje Leenaars
Sound Design
Burak Oztas
Music
Nico Maas
Cast
Liza Macedo Dos Santos, Aline Cornelissen, Lukas Bulteel, Evalinde Lammers, Bright O. Richards
Director
Loïs Dols de Jong
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2024
Festival Edition
IFFR 2024
Length
37'
Medium
DCP
International title
Amsterdam Alert
Language
Dutch
Producers
Suzan de Swaan, Danielle Guirguis
Sales
Smarthouse Creative Impact Studio
Screenplay
Loïs Dols de Jong
Cinematography
Ruben van Weelden
Editor
Wies Hundling
Production Design
Aukje Leenaars
Sound Design
Burak Oztas
Music
Nico Maas
Cast
Liza Macedo Dos Santos, Aline Cornelissen, Lukas Bulteel, Evalinde Lammers, Bright O. Richards