The Resurrection of a Bastard

Director: Guido van Driel
Year: 2012
Genre: Crime Fiction, Indie film, Thriller, Drama
Duration: 89 mins
Language: Dutch (English Subtitles)
Cast: Yorick van Wageningen, Goua Robert Grovogui, Juda Goslinga, Rian Gerritsen, Leny Breederveld, René Groothof, Eric Schreurs, Jeroen Willems


Ronnie is a bastard. And not just any bastard. Ronnie is an EXCEPTIONAL bastard. The hardest of the hard men, a gleefully heartless collector of debts and dispenser of violence whose world comes crashing down around him when a taste of his own violence splashes back upon himself. The near-death experience leaves Ronnie questioning the meaning and value of his life up until that point. But not so much that he doesn’t want revenge on the person who left him near-dead.

A richly complex, beautifully executed character piece adapted from his own graphic novel by first time writer-director Guido van Driel, RESURRECTION OF A BASTARD showcases a sly sense of gallows humor, attention to detail, and an easy way with characters that puts many better established, more widely known filmmakers to shame. Like last year’s Fantastic Fest award-winning PLAN C, RESURRECTION OF A BASTARD fleshes out its truly remarkable writing with such fabulous performances and an understatedly slick sense of style that it leaves you wondering what exactly is going on in Holland to produce such unique, strong voices. Fans of the Coen Brothers and recent Scandinavian fare such as A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN should take note: You’re about to discover a new favorite. (Todd Brown – Fantastic Fest)
Based on Om mekaar in Dokkum, the graphic novel by Guido van Driel.


WINNER – Best Actor – Yorick van Wageningen – Austin Fantastic Fest 2013
WINNER – Best Sound – Nederlands Film Festival 2013
NOMINEE – Jury Prize – Austin Fantastic Fest 2013
NOMINEE – Best Narrative Feature – Austin Fantastic Fest 2013



Carlton Cinema, Toronto Ontario – March 27 – April 3 at 9pm
Kingsway Cinema, Toronto, Ontario – March 27 – April 3 at tbd
April 2 at the Laemmle NoHo (Los Angeles, CA) for Thursday, 4/2 @ 9:55 PM
April 4 at the Laemmle Playhouse, (Pasadena, CA) 7:30 PM
April 4 the Ritz on 6th St., Austin, TX

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