english title Nothing to Lose
directed by Pieter Kuijpers
written by Paul Jan Nelissen, Pieter Kuijpers
in co-production with BNN
genre Thriller
language Dutch
duration 86 minutes
release 2008

Johan is no longer eligible for treatment and will have to spend the rest of his life in the psychiatric ward of the state penitentiary. And yet Johan persists he is innocent of the sex murder of his sister.  Because nobody believes him, Johan escapes in order to prove his innocence. He goes in search of his mother who has always refused to testify and has cut off all communication. Johan is convinced that she can clear his name. Soon the police are on his heels. To keep a step ahead of the law, Johan takes a random passer-by as hostage: the 13-year-old Tessa.

Theo Maassen
Lisa Smit
Festivals & Awards
International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands 2008
Netherlands Film Festival, 2008Best Production DesignNomination Best Actor (Theo Maassen)
Sound & Vision AwardBest Actor – Theo Maassen
Philadelphia Film FestivalJury Price Best Feature Film
Warsaw International Film Festival
Filmfest München
Seattle International Film Festival
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan)
12th Shanghai International Film Festival
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director Pieter Kuijpers
scenario Paul Jan Nelissen, Pieter Kuijpers
director of photography Bert Pot, NSC
production design Elsje de Bruijn
casting Kemna Casting – Janusz Gosschalk, Job Gosschalk, Job Castelijn
costume Sabine Snijders
make-up Pur Thijs
first assistant director Wouter Severijn
line producer Iris Otten
sound Victor Horstink
sound design Herman Pieëte, CAS
editor Annelies van Wijnbergen
composer Het Paleis van de Boem
coproducer BNN
producer Pupkin – Pieter Kuijpers, Sander van Meurs, Iris Otten