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  • Director

    Robert Jan Westdijk

  • Starring

    Leopold Witte, Tim Linde, Helen Belbin, Julie McLellan, Miles Jupp

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    93 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language

    Dutch, English

  • Director of Photography: Alex Wuijts

  • Editor: Ruben van der Hammen, Robert Jan Westdijk

  • Produced by: Maarten van der Ven, Robert Jan Westdijk

  • Music: The Waterboys

  • Screenplay by: Robert Jan Westdijk

  • Production Designer: Joery Verweij

  • Sound Production: Erik Griekspoor

Director Bio

Robert Jan Westdijk

P&I - Director Bio

Dutch filmmaker Robert Jan Westdijk burst onto the scene in 1995 with his debut Zusje, which won many awards at film festivals around the world. After filming a few more box office hits, he took a break from filmmaking, in search of a new balance and purpose. The result was Waterboys, his most personal and heart-felt film to date.

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Part of the European Perspectives Strand


A freewheeling Dutch comedy-drama about a sentimental journey from Holland to the fair city of Edinburgh and a close-ish encounter with a popular band (the title should be clue enough). This warm-hearted film is a father-and-son comedy that is fresh and thoughtful and makes great use of Edinburgh as its vibrant backdrop. A womanising crime-writer and his adult son decide to head – by car and ferry – to Edinburgh where he has been invited to promote his latest book. They find love and invigoration.

Contains flashing images.

Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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