The Girl and the Death

Feature Film / Germany – The Netherlands – Russia / 2012 / 122′

  • Author:Jos Stelling und Bert Rijkelijkhuizen
  • Director:Jos Stelling
  • DOP:Goert Giltay
  • Editor:Bert Rijkelijkhuizen
  • Distribution:Farbfilm
  • Festivals:Netherlands FF 2012 (Golden Calf for Best Camera/ Best Sound Design), Cottbus IFF 2012, Sofia IFF 2013, Boston IFF 2013, MIFF Milan 2013 (Leonardo’s Horse Award for Best Cinematography/ Best Production Design), Yerevan IFF 2013, Odessa IFF 2013, São Paulo IFF 2013, Camerimage FF 2013

The Girl and Death is a story about the impossible love between Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love that is obstructed by materialism, wealth and the threat of death. The film, based on an original script by Jos Stelling and Bert Rijkelijkhuizen, tells the story of the Russian doctor Nicolai, who returns to an old hotel, the place where he first met his great love half a century ago and relives his romantic tragedy.

In co-production with Jos Stelling Films (NL), TV-Indie (RU) and AVRO (NL). Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, DFFF, Dutch Film Fund, CoBO-Fund and Russian Cinema Fund.