Son of Mine

A powerful father-son drama plays out in the ignored, impoverished Dutch province of South Limburg, squeezed between the Belgian and German borders, which offers no opportunity for escape.
Fifty-something Lei (Bart Slegers) is a petty criminal just about getting by. His son Jeffrey is everything to him; all he has.
Lei has an old debt with the local criminal Vester, that is unable to pay and when Vester involves more and more Jeffrey in his business, Lei realises he’s going to lose his kid and his only reason for life. Gluckauf revolves around this deep as long as suffocating love. The abrasively realistic style is unmistakeably reminiscent of the films of the Dardenne brothers, who set most of their films just a stone’s throw away.

  • Remy van Heugten
  • Gustaaf Peek
  • Remy van Heugten
  • Joram Willink
  • Piet-Harm Sterk
  • Bart Slegers
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  • Vincent van der Valk
    Key Cast
  • Johan Leysen
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    1 hour 42 minutes
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    January 29, 2015
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  • Brussels Film Festival
    Brussels, Belgium
    June 7, 2015
    Best Screenplay Award
  • Galway Film Fleadh
    Galway, Ireland
    July 9, 2015
    Special Mention
  • World Premieres FIlm Festival Philippines
    Manila, Philippines
    June 26, 2015
    World Premiere
    Technical Award
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam
    Rotterdam, NL
    January 22, 2016
    Best Film, Best Screenplay of a Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director of a Feature Film
Director Biography - Remy van Heugten

Remy van Heugten (Heerlen, The Netherlands, 1976) graduated in 2000 at the School of Higher Education for Audiovisual Arts in Genk, Belgium. That same year he started studying direction at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam.

His graduation film "About Roses", which he finished in 2004, was awarded with several prizes in The Netherlands and nominated for the 2005 Student Academy 4wards (Oscars). Since 2004 Remy directed several tv series, tv films and shorts. "How to survive" turned out to be one of his most successful series, awarded with the Amsterdam Cinekid jury price and nominated for a Rose d'or for best children series. It was also sold to several countries worldwide. In 2012 he made his first feature film "Valentino", starring Dutch comedian Najib Amhali. At this moment, Remy works on his newest feature film "Gluckauf" with which he returns to his main interest: socially engaged drama. Gluckauf is planned to have it’s release end of 2014.

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