The Longing 

The Longing


When the very attractive Brigitte shows up at publisher Goudemondt with a horrible manuscript, the brothers Marc and Boudewijn (directors of the ailing family-publisher) sense possibilities. With their eye on the media they make her switch roles with an unsightly and stuttering author of a literary masterpiece. The trick works; the book becomes both artistically and financially a huge success, but the initial agreement between all parties overturns into a bitter strife for acknowledgement. To the heat of the battle fall many victims, but eventually Brigitte and Marc will find each other.

Directed by 

Joram Lürsen


Written by 

Frank Ketelaar


Original Title 

Het verlangen


  • Year 
  • 2016
  • Language 
  • Dutch
  • Distributor 
  • September Film
  • Director 
  • Joram Lürsen
  • Screenplay 
  • Frank Ketelaar
  • Cast 
  • Chantal Janzen, Gijs Naber, Alex Klaasen, Jelka van Houten, Bram van der Vlugt, Anne-Wil Blankers, Peter Bolhuis, Cynthia Abma and Jochum ten Haaf
  • Producer(s) 
  • Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
  • Co-producer(s) 
  • BNN-VARA
  • Director of Photography 
  • Mark van Aller
  • Production design 
  • Harry Ammerlaan
  • Editor 
  • Peter Alderliesten
  • Casting 
  • Kemna Casting
  • Sound design 
  • Warnier
  • Film Music 
  • Merlijn Snitker

    Credits are not contractual

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