Medea

Mini-Series | NL 2005 | 6x50'

Completed shortly before Dutch author and director Theo van Gogh was murdered in late 2004, this mini-series sees its creator once again assume his role as a provocateur at large who spares no one. He transposes Euripides’ gruesome tale of Medea’s infanticide to the contemporary Dutch political scene. Van Gogh’s Jason is an unscrupulous social climber resembling (also murdered) right-wing populist Pim Fortuyn; his Medea is a sacked minister’s daughter who ruthlessly takes revenge on her husband. Filmed with a shaky handheld camera, this mini series takes off into a world where moral standards seem a foreign concept.

Director & Narrator
Theo van Gogh
Script
Theodor Holman, Gijs van de Westelaken
Based on a play by
Euripides
Photography
Thomas Kist
Editor
Léon Verkade
Music
Rainer Hensel
Sound
Leo Franssen
Production Design
Jan Rutgers
Casting
Job Gosschalk, Marc van Bree
Principal Cast
Katja Schuurman, Thijs Römer, Tara Elders, Cas Enklar, Maarten Wansink, Eric van Sauers, Marcel Hensema, Jack Wouterse
Producer
Gijs van de Westelaken
Executive Producer
Mardou Jacobs
Production
Column Productions in co-production with Van Gogh Talent and AVRO Television

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