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BARRY ATSMA is coming to Shortcutz! Yes, it's true! Barry is one of the most sought-after Dutch leading men. His curriculum includes titles such as 'Hector and the Search for Happiness', 'HHhH', 'Hitman’s Bodyguard', 'Knielen op een bed violen', 'Lucia de B.', 'Loft', 'Mannenharten I & II', 'Michiel de Ruyter', 'Ik omhels je met duizend armen', 'Kenau, and many many others more. 


BARRY ATSMA is a versatile and much-appraised actor, both in films, tv-series and in the theatre. He became very popular with his part in the hit film Stricken (Komt een vrouw bij de dokter), for which he was awarded the Gouden Kalf for Best Actor. Since then he is one of the most sought-after Dutch leading men.

From 1993 on Barry appeared in about twenty tv-series and thirty feature films. Between 2002 and 2012 he was a member of the ensemble of Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Ivo van Hove directed him in plays like Husbands, Angels in America, De Russen! and Hedda Gabler.

Barry could be seen in the feature films In My Father’s Garden (Knielen op een bed violen), Lucia de B., Loft, Mannenharten I en II, Admiral (Michiel de Ruyter), Ik omhels je met duizend armen and Kenau. He also played the leads in the thrillers Taped and Quiz. His part in HannaHannaH was nominated for a  Gouden Kalf for Best Supporting Actor.

With his colleague Jacob Derwig he stars in the popular tv-series Klem. Recently he had parts in the international productions Hector and the Search for Happiness, HHhH and Hitman’s Bodyguard.

In Bankier van het verzet he teams up again with Jacob Derwig to play heroes of the resistance, Walraven en Gijs van Hall. Barry also has a role in the new BBC-series The Split and the international production Bad Banks.

In our Official Selection:

Hortense Lauras | Documentary | 11:00

In the heights above Bethlehem, a 92-year-old nun reminisces about the moments she has been given in life. In the tumult of Amsterdam, a young woman is looking for a direction to give her life. Three generations, believes and values keep Marie-Paule and Maya apart. And yet, their paths will cross in a quest they share: a journey to silence and loneliness; a void that gives way to wonder.

Marc Eikelenboom | Fiction | 2:00

A lonely Bridgekeeper sees a beautiful lady passing by every day at the same time. She got a big impact on his daily routine.