Rien Ne Va Plus

“Rien ne va plus” (a French term used in gambling that translates into “no more bets”) is a psychological drama with a touch of black humor. The film emphasizes cynical attitude and monetary motivations. It is the story of Chris Kowalski, who plans his suicide in a hospital. Dr. Coltry seems to go along with Chris’ plans and arranges a fatal betting scheme to give Chris wife Trish and himself extra income: a group of Asian gamblers are invited to watch the suicide and bet which lethal weapon Chris will choose to end his life. It turns out that Coltry and Trish are emotionally involved and want to remove Chris so they can cash in the life insurance money and the betting proceedings.
Things get complicated for the two cheaters when young and sexy Nurse Adele assists her secret love Chris to turn his seemingly successful suicide into an unexpected ending.

  • Silke de Vos
  • Peter de Vos
  • Richard Hearsey
  • Silke de Vos
  • Alex Murphy
    Key Cast
    "Chris Kowalski"
  • Michael Bavafa-Khiavi
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Coltry"
  • Eden Villarba
    Key Cast
    "Trish Kowalski"
  • Judith Garrigues
    Key Cast
    "Nurse Adele"
  • Silas Dong Wook Song
    Director of Photography
  • Karma Nidup
  • Peter Cleopas
    Sound Recordist
  • Michelle Sudarsono
    Music Composer
  • Mickey Macachor
    Sound Designer
  • Eurrike Edward
    Title Desiger
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Psychological Drama, Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - International Academy of Film and Television
Director Biography - Silke de Vos

Silke de Vos is a passionate filmmaker who mainly focusses on documentaries, image films, short films and underwater videos.

Together with her husband Peter, Silke lived in the Philippines for 11 years, where the couple ran a diving resort and devoted their free time to filmmaking. As a dive Instructor Silke got to know and love the underwater world and has spent thousands of hours under water with her camera and in the editing room, producing numerous underwater videos, which won several international awards.

In 2013 Silke graduated with top marks at the “International Academy of Film & TV” Philippines and thereafter started her own production company „Silky Fox Productions“.

Her assets are artistic design combined with organisation and execution of film productions. Her camera took her to all corners of the world, where she filmed both above and under water. Her video material has been used in various TV-productions.

Since 2014 Silke lives with her husband in Germany, where they run a hotel in Sauerland. They continue to devote their free time to filmmaking.

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Director Statement

“My work is driven by my strong interest in nature, ecology and human rights; not only as a filmmaker, but also as a conservationist and development worker. As a filmmaker I aim to contribute to bring awareness to the importance of preserving our natural world and to bring foreign cultures closer the western world.”