TAILGATE, the exhilarating highway thriller by director Lodewijk Crijns, has already been sold to France, Germany, Russia, Taiwan, Australia, Japan and South-Korea, where the film will be shown in the coming year. Producer Laurette Schillings is elated: “The fact that this film is now reaching an international audience after receiving such praise in The Netherlands, is a wonderful gift”. TAILGATE has already been hailed as the best Dutch film of 2019 by the Dutch press. The film, starring Jeroen Spitzenberger, Anniek Pheifer and Willem de Wolf, is now available on DVD and video-on-demand platforms.
After its premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival the film was highly praised by all newspapers.
Trouw – “Tailgate deserves all the praise. The film is a well-aimed fantasy of revenge..”
Hp detijd – “Renowned filmmaker Crijns makes “Tailgate” really stand out from the crowd.”
Parool – “Tailgate: horror tour in a fantastic genre movie.”
De Volkskrant – “Interesting how Crijns tries to transform ordinary Dutch landscapes into a horror decor, even in broad daylight..”
VPROCINEMA – “Very thrilling and entertaining”
NRC – “Extraordinary accomplished Dutch horror”
AD – “Tailgate is a well-accomplished film, one of the smartest films in years by a Dutch director. The combinations of hilarity, traffic frustrations and tension work perfectly.”
Telegraaf – “Pulse-pounding highway thriller”
Tailgate is directed and written by multiple Golden Calf winner Lodewijk Crijns. The Canadian Attraction Distribution is handling the international sales and Dutch distributor Splendid Film released the film in the theatres in autumn 2019.