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Early one summer morning a young man, with a secret stashed away in a duffel bag, emerges from the forest. In a nearby village he asks around for work.
In Govinda van Maele's feature film debut GUTLAND, which was nominated for the Max Ophüls Award, the German Jens (Frederick Lau) escapes to a small village in Luxembourg after committing armed robbery. He tells the villagers that he is there for seasonal work, but it's too late in the season, the harvest is already coming to an end. His bid for a job is unsuccessful.
"GUTLAND blurs the line between fantasy and reality in a fascinating way, from the eerie intro to the surprising finale that gives you goose bumps. (hollywoodreporter.com)