Left Luggage


1h 36m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Set in Antwerp, Belgium in the early 70's, a tale about Chaja, an impetuous, liberal-minded philosophy student, and her complex relationship with her parents who are Holocaust survivors. With the help of a family friend, she secures a job as a nanny for a Hassidic Jewish family, the Kalmans, whose w

Film Details

Also Known As
Twee Koffers Vol
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Castle Hill Productions
Location
Antwerp, Belgium; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Set in Antwerp, Belgium in the early 70's, a tale about Chaja, an impetuous, liberal-minded philosophy student, and her complex relationship with her parents who are Holocaust survivors. With the help of a family friend, she secures a job as a nanny for a Hassidic Jewish family, the Kalmans, whose world and lifestyle are alien to her liberated self. Chaja adores the Kalmans' five-year-old son Simcha and becomes emotionally attached to him. Through her relationship with the family she gains insight into the lives of her own parents, who are survivors of a concentration camp.

Crew

Keith Allison

Song

Rein Korthals Altes

Transportation Manager

Glen Auchinachie

Sound Effects Editor

Dickran Bezirgenian

Foley Recordist

Martyn Breebart

Music Conductor

Willy Brill

Advisor

Fieke Brokkelkamp

Makeup Assistant

Peter Jan Brouwer

Production Manager

Erik Bulckens

Grip

Edgar Burcksen

Editor

Sandra Cadiz

Post-Production Coordinator

Bernadette Corstens

Costume Designer

Willem De Beukelaer

Stunt Coordinator

Ate De Jong

Producer

Gabor Deak

Camera Operator

Alex Dejong

Advisor

Edwin Devries

Associate Producer

Edwin Devries

Screenplay

Stephane Excoffier

Costume Designer

Susie Figgis

Casting Director

Leo Franssen

Sound Mixer

Carl Friedman

Source Material (From Novel)

Winnie Gallis

Hair

Emily Gaydos

Adr Editor

Jerry Gelb

Adr Voice Casting

Ruben Goots

Assistant Location Manager

Kris Goris

Animal Services

Craig Haffner

Co-Executive Producer

Frans Hendrix

Music

Bert Hogenes

Electrician

Dirk Impens

Coproducer

Ruben Impens

Other

Jeroen Krabbe

Associate Producer

Michael S. Kreple

Music Editor

Radboud Kuypers

Wardrobe

Bruce Murphy

Dialogue Editor

Manna Nasht

Production Coordinator

Diane Parrino

Foley

Maria Peters

Associate Producer

Hans Pos

Producer

Els Rastelli

Continuity

Els Rastelli

Script Supervisor

Paul Ratajczak

Sound Supervisor

Paul Ratajczak

Rerecording

Amour Rawyler

Assistant Director

Erik Satie

Music

Dave Schramm

Producer

Wim Serlie

Casting

Caryn Silver

Production Assistant

Craig Smith

Consultant

Hemmo Sportel

Production Designer

Anja Steffens

Post-Production Coordinator

Eddy Stevesyns

Location Manager

Rogier Stoffers

Camera Operator

Floris Sybesma

Steadicam Operator

Wendy Tjon-a-hie

Unit Manager Assistant

Pim Tjujerman

Other

Marc Van Der Bijl

Assistant Director

Marcel Van Kelst

Other

Oscar Van Rijn

Electrician

Franc Van Zutphen

Gaffer

Walther Vanden Ende

Director Of Photography

Rudy Verzyck

Coproducer

Henny Vrienten

Music

Jonathan Wales

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Thihs Wijdeveld

Grip

Brad Wilson

Co-Executive Producer

Olwen Wymark

Other Writer

Film Details

Also Known As
Twee Koffers Vol
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Castle Hill Productions
Location
Antwerp, Belgium; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of four awards, including the Blue Angel for Best First Feature, at the 1998 Berlin International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States Fall September 22, 2000

Released in United States February 1998

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States October 20, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2001

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1998.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 8-18, 1998.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival January 7-18, 1999.

Shown at Raindance Film Showcase in London October 22-31, 1998.

Feature directorial debut for actor Jeroen Krabbe.

Began shooting April 15, 1997.

Completed shooting June 1, 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival January 7-18, 1999.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "8th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival" January 17-27, 1999.)

Released in United States February 1998 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 11-22, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2001

Released in United States Fall September 22, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Premiere) October 22-31, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 8-18, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Raindance Film Showcase in London October 22-31, 1998.)

Released in United States October 20, 2000 (Los Angeles)