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Good Neighbours (Goede Buren)


When Rotterdam citizen Bep de Bruin is found dead in her home, lying there unnoticed for 10 years, the city is in shock. How could this happen? Ada (59) and her best friend Wilma (70) decide to volunteer for the local government’s response: a campaign against loneliness. Together, they go door to door to check in on elderly citizens, looking for lonely people that fit the profile and need help. This is how they meet Jan, who has barely left his home in seven years. In fighting to stay independent, his loneliness intensifies, and Ada and Wilma are upset by his insufficient quality of care. They also encounter Tilly, a strong and stubborn woman who has contact with no one

Festival Participation

  • IDFA - 2018
    In Competition (Dutch Documentary)
  • One World Prague - 2019
  • Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) - 2019
  • UNAFF - 2019
  • Yogyakarta Festival Film Dokumenter - 2019
  • Nederlands Film Festival (NFF) - 2019
  • Frames of Mind Film Festival, Canada - 2019
  • Europe on Screen - 2020
  • Urban Eye Film Festival, Romania - 2020

Additional Materials

Distribution Company

Autlook Filmsales
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