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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2012 - 14.24 July

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170 Hz

Category: Edition 2012

The unconditional love between nineteen years-old Nick and sixteen years-old Evy has no voice or sound, as they are both deaf. When they sense that their parents oppose their relationship, they decide to flee and hide in the wreck of a submarine, where Evy will try to become pregnant. They are convinced that once they have a child together, nothing and nobody will be able to keep them apart. But in their cage of happiness, Evy discovers that Nick had another reason to disappear.


L’amore totale, assoluto, incondizionato tra il diciannovenne Nick e la sedicenne Evy non ha voci né suoni, perché entrambi sono sordomuti. Quando si rendono conto che i genitori di Evy si oppongono al loro rapporto, i due giovani scappano, e trovano rifugio nel relitto di un vecchio sottomarino. Decidono di avere un bambino, in modo che niente e nessuno possa mai separarli. Ma, chiusa nella loro gabbia di felicità, Evy scopre eventi del passato di Nick, grazie ai quali comprende che i motivi della fuga del suo compagno sono altri.


Original Title 170 Hz
Italian Title 170 Hz
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 86’
Production Year 2011
Nationality Netherlands
Directed by Joost van Ginkel
Screenplay Joost van Ginkel
Director of photography Rogier den Boer
Editor Bob Soetekouw
Costume Design Ingrid Blankendaal
Sound Marco Vermaas
Music Pascal Plantinga
Main cast Gaite Jansen (Evy)
Michael Muller (Nick)
Eva van Heijningen (madre di Evy/Evy’s mother)
Ariane Schluter (madre di Nick/Nick’s mother)
Porgy Franssen (padre di Nick/Nick’s father)
Hugo Haenen (padre di Evy/Evy’s father)
Produced by Gijs van de Westelaken


Jvan-GinkelJoost van Ginkel    
Born 1971, Wijk bij Duurstede (Holland). He studied Audiovisual Production at the University of Applied Sciences of Sittard. After his studies, he worked as a directing assistant on several TV series. Then he directed a number of short films, such as RAT, AHOY! (2004); SAND (ZAND, 2008), which was selected for the Venice Film Festival 2008 and was also the official Dutch entry for the Academy Award Best Live Action Short; KISS (KUS, 2009), which was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival 2010. 170 HZ is his first feature film.


Joost van Ginkel
Nato nel 1971 a Wijk bij Duurstede, in Olanda. Studia Produzione Audiovisiva all’Università di Scienze Applicate di Sittard. Dopo gli studi, lavora come aiuto regista per alcune serie tv. In seguito dirige diversi cortometraggi, tra cui RAT, AHOY! (2004); SAND (ZAND, 2008), che partecipa alla Mostra di Venezia del 2008 e viene scelto come rappresentante dell’Olanda alle nomination per l’Oscar al miglior cortometraggio; KISS (KUS, 2009), presentato al Tribeca Film Festival 2010. 170 HZ è il suo primo lungometraggio.


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