'The European' is a behind-the-scenes portrait of Frans Timmermans. Filmmaker Dirk-Jan Roeleven follows him for nearly two years, from his appointment as Vice-President of the European Commission in 2014 to the Brexit referendum. As he is filmed in taxis, planes and cheerless hotel rooms, he talks openly about his assertiveness and the qualities of a good diplomat. After the screening, journalist Marcia Luyten discusses the making of the film with director Dirk Jan Roeleven.
director Dirk Jan Roeleven research Julie van Traa cinematography Rob Hodselmans, Mark Bakker et al. sound recording Benny Jansen, Bouwe Mulder, Sander den Broeder et al. editor Hinne Brouwer colour grading Gerhard van der Beek sound design Rob Dul production managers Britte Hermans, Bram Bax post production Sasha Ourikh editorial executive VPRO Petra Vermeulen producer VPRO Brigit Dopheide commissioning editor VPRO Barbara Truyen executive producer JeanMarc van Sambeek producers Monique Busman & Michiel van Erp
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This production was made as a Teledoc-documentary. De Familie Film & TV in coproduction with VPRO,
CoBo, Nederlands Filmfonds and NPO