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Retribution is coming back! Superstar director MARTIN KOOLHOVEN, who just saw his movie BRIMSTONE achieve the historical winning of 6 Golden Calves (aka Dutch Oscar) including Best Film and Best Director, will return to Shortcutz! This will probably be one of Martin's last interviews over Brimstone and we also want to make sure we won't have to wait another 8 years to see another movie from him.

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When MARTIN KOOLHOVEN discovered his passion for movies, he first started an image-and-sound study in Sittard. He continued his studies at the Belgian Film School and then realized the Amsterdam Film Academy was the place to be. In 1996, Koolhoven graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in Direction, Screenplay and Feature Film. His graduation film was received well. He was discovered as a young talent after he made the low budget television film Duister Licht. After this, he established himself with the television film Suzy Q.

In 2005, two films by Martin Koolhoven were released: the box office hit Het Schnitzelparadijs and the arthouse hit Knetter. He was the first Dutch film director to have two films in the Dutch movie theatre top 20 charts at the same time. In 2005, Het Schnitzelparadijs rated best Dutch film at the box office. Koolhoven followed these films in 2006 with the romantic hit comedy ’n Beetje Verliefd.

His biggest success, however, was Winter in Wartime, a feature film which was released in 2008 and even out-grossed American competition like The Dark Knight and Twilight.

Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone, released in 2017, is his first English spoken feature, was selected in the main competition of the Venice Film Festival in 2016 and also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival. Brimstone just won 6 Golden Calves (aka Dutch Oscars) including Best Film and Best Director. 

In our Official Selection:

Kurt Platvoet & Jan Verdijk | Fiction | 8:45

Ton and Ineke Korrel enjoy their warm afternoon soup when a man crashes down from the sky, in their garden. 
Ton sees a dangerous species lying in his garden, Ineke wants to help. The situation escalates. The couple will soon find out who their other half really is. Hopefully, before it's too late.

Ismaël Lotz | Documentary | 15:00 ***** PREMIERE

Actor, comedian, and artist Tom Wilson became famous for his role as Biff Tannen in the Back to the Future trilogy. And after so many years he is still remembered by that fact.