Feature Film. Lei, descendant of an unemployed coal miner, is an aimless man in his fifties, living a hand to mouth existence. When Lei’s son Jeffrey discovers that Lei has a long-drawn debt with Vester, a charismatic crime boss, he does what every loving son would do: He reckons his father’s debt as his own.
Son of Mine (original title: Gluckauf) is a gripping social drama about the oppressive relationship between a father and a son, who as modern outlaws struggle to survive, in the neglected southern Dutch province of Limburg. Son of Mine is the first artistic feature film of director Remy van Heugten, who grew up in this pittoresk, yet poor region of the mostly rich Netherlands. A place where the social and economical consequences of the closing of the coal mines, many years ago, are still very much felt.
- Winner of 4 Golden Calves (dutch national Film prizes) for best film, directing, screenplay & cinematography.
- Hivos Tiger Award Nominee at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
cast: Bart Slegers, Vincent van der Valk, Johan Leysen, Joy Verberk
directed by Remy van Heugten & screenplay by Gustaaf Peek
producers Joram Willink Piet-Harm Sterk
a BIND production in coproduction with VARA broadcasting
supported by Netherlands Filmfund, Mediafund en CoBO.
released in The Netherlands on 29th jan 2015 by September Film Distribution (former Wild Bunch Benelux distribution)