CARMEN VAN HET NOORDEN

CARMEN VAN HET NOORDEN

feature film (’85)

Joz, a young men with a background of mixed cultures, has a new job as an inspector at the police corps of Rotterdam. Soon he will marry the young girl Maryam. For the young inspector, intimacy is directly linked with the violent ending of the relationship between his parents. Joz is constantly in an inner fight, he is afraid to become as violent as his father. He is very insecure when it comes to love. Unsuspected, Joz gets a large case assigned: the murder on the prostitute Maria. His relation with Maryam becomes fragile when he meets Carmen, while he is doing research for his case. Carmen is a girl from the street with ambitious plans for the future. Above all, Carmen is beautiful and tempting. Carmen wants Joz and he gets totally confused. His desire for her does not go together with his love for Maryam. 
Deeply within he wants a normal life, but he cannot escape from Carmen and his future is no longer certain. When he starts to believe that Carmen is the one, Joz puts all his principles aside. He leaves his fiancée and loses his job. 
But… Carmen finds her freedom more important than anything in life, and is not waiting for Joz. If Joz sees Carmen falling in love with the rapper MC Toreador, his desire for her love changes in extreme jealousy. Joz becomes who he does not want to be… Carmen of the North is inspired on the book ‘Carmen’ of Prosper Mérimée, the opera ‘Carmen’ of Bizet & the Dutch film ‘Een Carmen van het Noorden’ from 1919 of Maurits Binger and Hans Nesna.
Director
Jelle NesnaProducers
In-Soo Radstake
San Fu Maltha

Script
Maarten van Hinte
Karin van der Meer
Jelle Nesna

D.O.P.
Harm Griekspoor

Composer
Perquisite

Genre
feature film (’85)

Festivals
Dutch Film Festival 2009 (premiere)
Cairo International Film Fesitval 2010
Chennai Film Festival 2011
Kolkata Forum of New Cinema 2011

Awards & Nominations
Golden Calf Best Music 2009

Website
www.carmenvanhetnoorden.nl

Distributeur
Benelux Film Distributors

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