Nothing Personal | Nothing PersonalDir: Urszula Antoniak
A young, rebellious Dutch woman walks the trails of Ireland, vagabond by choice, enjoying the solitude she was looking for in the austere landscape of Connemara. He is a man in his prime, living a solitary life in a secluded house on a beautiful island. She is radical and uncompromising. He is wise and ironic. What connects them is solitude they both see as freedom. He proposes her to work for him in exchange of food. She agrees at one condition: there will be no personal contact between them, just work. Soon the two of them become curious about each other and want both: to keep their “nothing personal” deal and to break it. Their simple life follows the cycle of days and nights, work and rest but slowly brings the two of them closer to each other. Who will be the first one to break the deal?
Country: Ireland, Netherlands
Length: 1h 25'
Producer: Reinier Selen, Edwin van Meurs
Script: Urszula Antoniak
DoP: Daniël Bouquet
Cast: Stephen Rea, Lotte Verbeek, Tom Charlfa
Production: Fastnet Films , Family Affair Films
Awards and festivals:
Locarno (Best First Film, FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury), Warsaw, Stockholm, Thessaloniki, Miami, Edinburgh