Netherlands/Italy/Canada, 2017, 90’

After losing his farm during the floods of 1953, a romantic Dutch farmer is tired of getting his socks wet. He cycles to Italy and decides to grow tulips in the heat of Puglia. Due to his fairylike trade, his passionate love-life and his turbulent scuffles with the dubious local business practices, he becomes a living legend—to then suddenly disappear…


Festivals & awards: Premiered at IFF Toronto 2017; IFF Tallinn Black Nights 2017: Panorama – Audience Award; IFF Edinburgh 2018

Script: Mike van Diem, Peter van Wijk
Director: Mike van Diem
Cinematography: Luc Brefeld
Music: Ari Posner, Jim McGrath
Cast: Ksenia Solo, Gijs Naber, Giancarlo Giannini, Lidia Vitale,
Donatella Finocchiaro, Giorgio Pasotti, Michele Venitucci,
Anneke Sluiters
Production: Fatt Productions – Hans de Weers, Elwin Looije
Co-production: Draka Production – Corrado Azzollini,
Stemo Production – Claudio Bucci; Don Carmody TV –
Don Carmody, David Cormican
Supported by Dutch Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production
Incentive, Eurogroei, Eurimages, Mibact, Apulia Film Commission,
Roma Lazio Film Commission, Telefilm Canada, Ontario
Media Development Corporation
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