Brownian Movement

Charlotte and Max live in Brussels with their son. The couple hits a crisis when Max finds out that Charlotte has taken a number of her male patients to a rented apartment. Charlotte goes into therapy and has to give up her job as a doctor. When they move to India, at first both partners appear happy. But they soon find out that they cannot leave the past behind.


Sandra Hüller and Dragan Bakema


Director & ScreenplayNanouk Leopold
ProducerCirce Films (The Netherlands)
Co-producerCoin Film (Germany)
Serendipity Films (Belgium)
Bella Cohen Films (The Netherlands)
VPRO Television (The Netherlands)
Director of photographyFrank van den Eeden
Production DesignElsje de Bruijn
EditorKatharina Wartena
Sound designAndreas Hillebrandt
Costume designUlrike Scharfschwerdt

Supported by

The production is supported by the Dutch Film Fund, Eurimages, Filmstiftung NRW, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Deutscher Filmförderfond, CoBO-Fund, Rotterdam Media Fund, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, 3 SAT/ZDF.

Release & Festivals

World premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Released in the Netherlands on 24-03-2011 by Benelux Cinéart
World sales Films Distribution

6 nominations and Golden Calf Best Screenplay and Golden Calf Best Director Netherlands Film Festival, International Film Guide Award New Horizons Film Festival 2011, Best Actress Festival des Deutschen Films 2011.

Regiofun IF of Film Producers PL, Danish Film Institute DK, Eurocine FF FR, European Film Forum Scanoram LT, 2 in 1 IF of contemporary cinema RU, Goethe Institut Hong Kong CN, Riga IFF Arsenals LV, Espoo Ciné IFF FL, Monterrey IFF MX, Locarno FF IT, Durban IFF ZA, Era New Horizons FF PL, Sydney AU, Bildrausch FF CH, Mirror FF RU, Indie IF Independent Cinema PT, CPH Pix FF DK, European FF Lecce IT, Crossing Europe FF AT, Kosmorama Trondheim IFF NO, Toronto IFF CA, Berlin IFF – Forum, Toronto IFF.

Technical Features

English/French, 102 mins, 35mm, color, Dolby Digital, Cinemascope