Dagen van gras

[Days of Grass]

When 17-year-old Ben smokes his very first joint, the Spinvis song Dagen van gras (Days of Grass) is playing in the background. In this coming-of-age story, accompanied by an entire soundtrack of famous songs from pop history. Ben is wasting away in an unkempt villa with his grieving mother. One day, he meets a strange boy in his treehouse, browsing his record collection. Thanks to the music, the two boys soon form a friendship.


Martijn Lakemeier, Niels Gomperts & Tamar van den Dop


DirectorTomas Kaan
ScreenplayPhilip Huff (based on his novel)
ProducerStienette Bosklopper
VARA & VPRO Television
Director of photographyRuben Impens
Production DesignElsje de Bruijn
EditorAxel Skovdal Roelofs
MusicRoald van Oosten
Sound designTom Bijnen
Costume designManon Blom

Supported by

Made within the framework of the One Night Stand by the Netherlands Film Fund, the film is co-produced with VPRO Television, VARA Television, NTR Television and supported by the Netherlands Media Fund, The Netherlands Film Fund, the Co-production Fund for Domestic Broadcasting (CoBO).

Release & Festivals

World premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival 2011
World sales SND Films
Released in the Netherlands on 26-09-2011

Festival du Cinema de Brive, Nashville Film Festival

Technical Features

Dutch, 49 mins, HDcam, color, Dolby Digital