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A modern film noir about the peculiar pastime of a key cutter.


Nachtoord (Nighthaven) is set in a desolate working class town. During the day, the introverted Saïd works as a key cutter to keep his head above water.


At night however, he enriches his life in an unusual way

Winner Jury Price Festival Du Film l`Ouest 2016

Winner Best Produced Student Film – Netherlands Film Festival 2015

Nominee Best Graduation Project - Amsterdam University of Arts 2015

Official Selection Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival India

Official Selection West Beach Film Festival Amsterdam 2016

Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner

Winner Topkapi Fiction Film Award - Keep An Eye Film Festival 2015

Official Selection International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage 2015

Official Selection Scen`Art en Court 2017 Festival

Official Selection International Film Festival Assen 2016

with Majd Mardo, Olaf Ait Tami, Nadia Koetje, Rachida Iaallala, Sebas Berman,

Ids van der Krieke


director Hetty de Kruijf

screenplay Loulou Swarte

producer Tessa Beijer

Julia Rombout

cinematography Aziz Al-Dilaimi

production design Rosylke Gersons

sound recording Rosanne Blokker

sound design Jelle van Osenbruggen

re-recording mixer Berend Blom

film editor Erik ten Brinke

original music Thomas Goralski

Winner Jury Price - Vers Awards 2015

Winner Special Wildcard - Netherlands Film Festival 2015

Official Selection Guimarães Cinema Som Film Festival Portugal 2016

Official Selection Pune International Film Festival India 2017

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