Nowhere Man

Tomas, a man with a seemingly wonderful life with his even more wonderful wife Sara, fakes his own death in order to disappear to an African island. He returns home broken and penniless five years later and immediately seeks out Sara, who has since remarried. After her initial shock, Sara turns the tables on Tomas in a desire for emotional revenge.


Frank Vercruyssen, Sara de Roo, Muzaffer Özdemir, Nicholas Beveney and others


DirectorPatrice Toye
ScreenplayBjorn Olaf Johannessen & Patrice Toye
ProducerLa Parti Production (Belgium)
Co-producerCirce Films - Stienette Bosklopper (The Netherlands)
Friland - Christian Fredrik Martin (Norway)
Tarantula - Donato Rotunno (Luxemburg)
Savage Films - Bart Van Langendonck (Belgium)
Roma Films - Richard van Oosterhout (Belgium)
Director of photographyRichard van Oosterhout
Production DesignVincent de Pater
EditorNico Leunen
MusicJohn Parish
SoundJan Deca
Fred Demolder
Manu de Boissieu
Costume designMargriet Procee

Supported by

This film was supported by Het Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, le Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique et de Télédistributeurs wallons, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Norsk Filmfond, le Fonds national de soutien à la production audiovisuelle du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Tax Shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium, and broadcasters NHK, Prime, Canal+ Norway & NRK.

Release & Festivals

World premiere at Venice Days Film Festival 2008 and Festival de Films du Monde de Montréal 2008 – Competition
Released by Kinepolis Film Distribution in 2008
World sales Funny Balloons

Venice Days, Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal, Febio Film Festival, CPHPIX Festival (Denmark), Sao Paulo IFF.

Technical Features

Dutch, 96 mins, 35mm, color, DTS SR