Tussenstand (Stages) (2007)

Tussenstand (Stages)

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Social worker-turned-feature film dramatist Mijke de Jong illustrates the old adage that time heals all wounds with this semi-improvised domestic drama charting the complicated divorce of an unhappily couple, and the effect of the impassioned break-up on their troubled 17-year-old son. Roos (Elsie de Brauw) and Martin (Marcel Musters) are two middle-aged intellectuals who have spent years attempting to make their marriage work, only to realize that no amount of compromise will compensate for … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Mijke de Jong, Jolein Laarman
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The burden placed on the actors is an immense one, and they respond magnificently to a very loosely controlled form of filmmaking.

Full Review… | November 12, 2008
New York Observer
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Stages is short for a feature film, and because it's not even slightly inscrutable, it frequently comes off as artless.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
AV Club
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The phrase 'divorced couple' sounds like an oxymoron, but there's really no other way to describe the Dutch ex-spouses whose table talk dominates Stages.

November 5, 2008
New York Times
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Rather than food for thought, De Jong's film chokes on its own dualism.

Full Review… | November 5, 2008
Time Out
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De Jong's technique of filming conversations with the camera latched onto one character for minutes at a time is both disorienting and almost suffocatingly intimate.

Full Review… | November 5, 2008
Village Voice
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Full Review… | July 2, 2007
New York Post
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