Nothing to Lose

Synopsis: Johan, convicted for the murder of his father and sister, has been locked up in a TBS clinic (a hospital for criminals with a psychical disorder) for years. When he hears he will be transfered to a Long Stay ward - where nobody has ever been released from - he hopes his mother, who he hasn't spoken for years, will come to his hearing so she can tell the judge he didn't murder his sister, that his father abused him and was about to abuse his sister and that Johan therefore killed his father. However, his mother doesn't turn up. Realizing he's out of options, he escapes, determined to find his mother, so she can write a statement saying what really happened. Pretty soon however, he gets pursued by the police and in a rather desperate attempt to stay out of their hands, he kidnaps a 13-year old girl, Tessa. Together they drive through the Netherlands and Belgium to find his mother.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Pieter Kuijpers
  4 wins & 6 nominations.
88 min

to a long-stay clinic.

Your lawyer will get a note of the verdict,

the case is hereby closed.

There you go.

-Thank you.

And one for Johan.

Did we all sleep well, guys?

There you go, one for Henk.

Good, I want you to look...

We're going to take a little walk.

Don't be afraid. DON'T BE AFRAID. I don't like that.

Hey dickhead, on your knees.

Yeah go sit on your knees.

I'm going to cut your throat if you're scared!

You shave your vagina, right?

I knew it!

Open the door! I'm going to cut her!

Johan, we have to go back.

It's the best thing to do, you know it, right?

Can you help me for a moment?

Come out of the car!


Easy Johan, It'll be over soon.

Don't cry, Johan.

Don't cry, Johan.

Think of nice things!

You're a good kid.

Daddy's good kid.

Hey ladies, do you need ride?

We can catch the bus if we hurry.

Can I maybe sleep at your place?


Just, for fun.

-What about your mother?

F*ck her.

Hey, where do you need to go?

-We'll take the bus.

Police, put away the gun!

You, slowly walk to the door.

Come on!

Open it.

Everything will be ok.

I'm going to count to three, and we will both get in.

One, two ... three.

Put your seatbelt on.

Put your safety belt on.

Shit. God dammed.

What is your name?




-Tessa, pretty name. I'm Johan.

How old are you?

Listen, this all looks a lot worse than it is.

I am maybe even more scared than you are.

I'm gonna drop you off where I picked you up, alright?

Do you have a cell phone?

Can I maybe use it?


-I'm going to keep it short, I don't want them to trace me.

I have a hostage, a girl.

-Jesus, Johan, you have to let her go.

No, I have to talk to my mother.

-Johan, listen to me, they found that therapist.

She is raped and murdered.

I didn't do that.

-Then it is even more vital to turn yourself in.

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