<strong>Tussenland</strong><br><a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="Shadowbox.open({content: '/profs_en/persons/eugenie-jansen?film=tussenland', player: 'iframe', width: 600, height: 300, title: 'Eugenie Jansen' });" text="Eugenie Jansen">Eugenie Jansen</a>, 2002<br>Short<br> <strong>Tussenland</strong><br><a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="Shadowbox.open({content: '/profs_en/persons/eugenie-jansen?film=tussenland', player: 'iframe', width: 600, height: 300, title: 'Eugenie Jansen' });" text="Eugenie Jansen">Eugenie Jansen</a>, 2002<br>Short<br> <strong>Tussenland</strong><br><a href="javascript:void(0)" onclick="Shadowbox.open({content: '/profs_en/persons/eugenie-jansen?film=tussenland', player: 'iframe', width: 600, height: 300, title: 'Eugenie Jansen' });" text="Eugenie Jansen">Eugenie Jansen</a>, 2002<br>Short<br>

Tussenland

 (Sleeping Rough)
Using observing, documentary-like images, the feature film Tussenland tells the story of the friendship between the 80-year-old Dutch war veteran Jakob and the young Sudanese asylum seeker Majok. Jakob is a sulky man who has been antagonising everybody following his wife's death. He spends his days playing bingo, draughts and paying visits to his sole friend. Majok lives in Holland illegally and wanders about, preferably in a pasture among cows, because it reminds him of his native country. These two singular individuals cross paths when Majok uses Jakob's garden bench as a place to sleep. Initially, this leads to a torrent of abuse, but the reticent Majok won't be chased off and gradually manages to thaw the peevish old man. The leading roles in this feature d├ębut by director Jansen are played by amateurs.
Production year2002
Length84 minutes
Production countryNetherlands
DirectorEugenie Jansen
ProducerWilant Boekelman
ProducerJan van der Zanden
ScenarioHelena van der Meulen
CameraAdri Schrover
Production DesignGerard Loomans
Set GeluidWib Nelissen
EditorDanniel Danniel
EditorJessica de Koning
MuziekMarcel Wierckx
Production companyWaterland Film
TV companyRVU Educatieve Omroep
Cast
John Kon Kelei, Jan Munter, Willem Smit, Ingeborg Uyt den Bogaard, Miep Bos