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Quicksand (2021)

Original title in Dutch: Drijfzand

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Feature film | Drama Duration 106:00


Suze and her husband moved from Amsterdam to a small island in the Netherlands. They now live a warm-hearted, slow-paced life with their bubbly six-year-old daughter. Until the day, Suze’s colourful, extravagant mother Helena pays them a visit after a long radio silence. When Helena informs Suze about the tumour in her head Suze decides to start travel back and forth to the city to help her. Being a theatre actress all her life, Helena knows how to sweetly manipulate her daughter into her reliance. Suze seems powerless to this force and slowly relapses into compulsive behaviour. Torn between her ...

Director: Margot Schaap

Keywords: marriage | dilemma | mother | mother | mother-daughter relationship | reunion of mother and daughter | harjumused | human relationships | käitumishäired | manipulating | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) PRPL (Netherlands)
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Nederlands, Estonian, English
Subtitles English
Duration 106:00


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Producer Ellen Havenith | Katrin Kissa | Maria Drandaki
Director Margot Schaap
Screenwriter Margot Schaap
Cinematographer Emo Weemhoff
Art Director Jorien Sont
Costume Designer Fleur Enderberg
Composer Thalia Ioannidou
Sound Designer Matis Rei
Editor Fatih Tura


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Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm