The Netherlands

TULIPANI:

Love, Honour and a Bicycle

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    Bursting with colour and romance and teeming with charming performances Tulipani: Love, Honour And A Bicycle is a story about travelling far to know who you are, and about the joys and consolations of storytelling itself. It tells the story of a romantic Dutch farmer named Gauke (Gijs Naber) who after losing his farm during the floods of 1953 is determined to never ever have wet socks again. He cycles to the sizzling hot south of Italy to start a new life. Due to his miraculous tulip trade, his passionate love life and his turbulent scuffles with the dubious local business practices, he becomes a living legend – to then suddenly disappear. Thirty years later, an Italian police inspector (Giancarlo Giannini) attempts to unravel the story, but struggles to distinguish fact from fiction. With the help of a young Canadian woman Anna (Ksenia Solo) he discovers what truly happened.

COMEDY, 2016  |  90 MIN  |  M18 (SEXUAL SCENES)  | ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

D I R E C T O R

Mike van Diem

C A S T

Ksenia Solo (Anna), Gijs Naber (Gauke), Giancarlo Giannini (Catarella), Lidia Vitale ( Immacolata), Donatella Finocchiaro (Chiara), Giorgio Pasotti (Piero)

H O N O R S / A C C O L A D E S

Netherlands Film Festival 2017, Official Selection – Opening Film
Toronto International Film Festival 2017, Official Selection