The idyllic family life set in a beautiful snowy countryside of Norway is shaken after Roos returns home and eventually finds a way to say good bye.


Roos visits her mother in Norway yearly, but this time it’s different: she brings a bad news. At first, old pain and numerous reproaches keep Roos from sharing anything with her mother. With the help of her half brother and an old love, the two women eventually reconcile and Roos is ready to take her next and inescapable step.

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Director: Boudewijn Koole
Genre: drama
Original title: Verdwijnen
English title: Disappearance
Country of production: The Netherlands, Norway
Year of production: 2017
Length: 92 min
Colour: colour
Original language: Dutch, Norwegian, English
Subtitles: English

Cast: Rifka Lodeizen, Elsie de Brauw, Jakob Oftebro, Marcus Hanssen
Scriptwriter: Jolein Laarman
Director of photography: Melle van Essen
Editor: Gys Zevenbergen
Music: Alex Simu
Producers: Ineke Kanters, Jan van der Zanden
Co-Producers: Joachim Lyng, Magnus Ramsdalen
Production company: The Film Kitchen
Co-production company: Sweet Films
Supported by: Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Abraham Tuschinski Fund, FilmCamp Norway, Norwegian Film Institute, Eurimages

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Festivals / Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada


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