NR. 10

Alex van Warmerdam

Netherlands, Belgium , 2021 / 100 min / Dutch & German OV with French subtitles / Comedy, Thriller

As opening night looms for a new stage production, tension rises amongst the small cast and crew…

The wife of one of the actors is terminally ill, and he’s having trouble memorizing his lines. The director discovers that his wife, the lead actress, is having an affair with Günter, the romantic lead in the play. And then there is Günter himself. His daughter has been diagnosed with a rare pulmonary condition, and he begins to suspect everyone is conspiring against him. Are they? As a child, Günter was found abandoned in the forest and was raised by foster parents. So when a strange man approaches him on the street and whispers the word “kamaihí” into his ear and disappears, he starts fantasizing about his birth mother. Will “kamaihí” lead him to truth and inner peace?

Wed 09/03 16:30 Cinémathèque NL & DE OV with FR subt Public

“Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam takes darkly comic gloom to a new level with this audaciously bizarre thriller.” Stephen Dalton, The Film Verdict, 24/11/2021

  • Official selection, Fantastic Fest, 2021 (USA)
  • Official competition, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2021 (Estonia)
Cast & Credits
Tom Dewispelaere, Frieda Barnhard, Hans Kesting, Pierre Bokma, Anniek Pheifer, Gene Bervoets, Liz Snoijink, Jan Bijvoet, Dirk Böhling, Mandela Wee Wee, Richard Gonlag
Alex van Warmerdam
Tom Erisman
Job ter Burg
Alex van Warmerdam
Graniet Film BV

Alex van Warmerdam was born in 1952 in the Netherlands. He studied graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He founded his first theater company after graduating from school in 1974. Van Warmerdam has become a very prolific artist, having won awards not only for films but also for theatrical productions and novels. In 2010, he had solo exhibitions at both the Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam and the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam. However, he is best known for his dark comedies, starting with his debut film, Abel (1986). All of his films have won awards around the world. Among his latest works, Borgman (2013) was nominated for the Golden Palm in Cannes and in international film festivals. Nr. 10 is his tenth feature film.

  • 2021 - Nr. 10
  • 2018 - Grimm Re-Edit
  • 2015 - Schneider Vs. Bax
  • 2013 - Borgman
  • 2009 - The Last Days of Emma Blank
  • 2006 - Waiter
  • 2003 - Grimm
  • 1998 - Little Tony
  • 1996 - The Dress
  • 1992 - The Northerners
  • 1986 - Abel
  • 1984 - The Townsman (short film)