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Between Brothers

Between Brothers

Shortly after Tom Fassaert's grandmother dies, his father Rob - retired therapist - decides to once more Kort nadat mijn oma sterft, besluit mijn vader Rob - gepensioneerd psycholoog - intervene in the unsustainable life situation of his 75-year-old, autistic brother René. What starts as a concrete clean-up plan and yet another attempt to 'normalize' René, eventually develops into an in-depth search for their own roots.

BETWEEN BROERS is an intimate documentary about two elderly brothers who are wrestling with the unsolved past. A tragicomic story about the conflict between chaos and order, madness and normality, loyalty and autonomy.

  • Director: Tom Fassaert
  • Sound: Gideon Bijlsma
  • Line producer: Merle Bemelmans
  • Co-producers, Hanne Phlypo, Clin d'Oeil Films
  • Producers: Hasse van Nunen & Renko Douze
  • Broadcaster: KRO-NCRV
  • Length: 55' & 80'
  • Status: in development, expected premier: fall 2021
  • With the support of NPO fonds, Nederlands Filmfonds, Cultuurfonds Almere
Between Brothers

Shortly after Tom Fassaert's grandmother dies, his father Rob - retired therapist - decides to once more Kort nadat mijn oma sterft, besluit mijn vader Rob - gepensioneerd psycholoog - intervene in the unsustainable life situation of his 75-year-old, autistic brother René. What starts as a concrete clean-up plan and yet another attempt to 'normalize' René, eventually develops into an in-depth search for their own roots.

BETWEEN BROERS is an intimate documentary about two elderly brothers who are wrestling with the unsolved past. A tragicomic story about the conflict between chaos and order, madness and normality, loyalty and autonomy.

  • Director: Tom Fassaert
  • Sound: Gideon Bijlsma
  • Line producer: Merle Bemelmans
  • Co-producers, Hanne Phlypo, Clin d'Oeil Films
  • Producers: Hasse van Nunen & Renko Douze
  • Broadcaster: KRO-NCRV
  • Length: 55' & 80'
  • Status: in development, expected premier: fall 2021
  • With the support of NPO fonds, Nederlands Filmfonds, Cultuurfonds Almere