Vimeo Staff Pick
Highly stylised yet playful and slightly surreal drama that is set in no man’s land, Walloon – just across the Dutch border. Teenager Sam from Limburg starts working at Spoetnik, a clandestine chips stand named after its specialty. Right across the street is a brothel with an alluring girl who evidently needs Sam’s help.
This is the second short film written & directed by Noël Loozen and it is another look into his fun and absurd mind. There’s some autobiographical parts to this film too, Noël grew up close to this area and while he himself played the main character in the Hornhunter, in his second film it’s his youngest brother Jiri who plays Sam.
International premiere at 2016 edition of Berlinale, premiered in the Netherlands at The Dutch Film Festival as part of the official competition. Spoetnik won the award for Best European Fiction Short at the Go Short Festival 2016! Online premiere as Vimeo Staff Pick.
Poster designed by Sander Brouwer
Jiri Loozen plays main character Sam
Interview with Noël Loozen for Future Shorts
Funded by Mediafonds, NL Filmfonds, Cobo & NTR in the Kort! programme.
Best European Short Fiction Film Go Short Festival 2016
Festival De Cinema De La Ville de Quebec, Grand Jury Prize best international Short Film
Concorto Filmfestival Italy, Award, Best Short Film
Kino Trampkach, Poland, Special Mention
Festival du Premier Court-Métrage, France, Audience Award
International Fantastic And Etrange Short Film Festival, France, Prix de France Télévision
Kinodiseea International Children’s Film Festival, Romania, Best Short for 15y-18y by Young Jury & Best Youth Short Film by Professional Jury