Nothing personal

Director: Urszula Antoniak

written & directed by Urszula Antoniak director of photography Daniel Bouquet artistic director Jane English costume design by Bho Roosterman – Vroegen make-up by Marly van de Wardt sound by Victor Horstink edited by Nathalie Alonso Casale music by Ethan Rose production manager Noortje Wilschut director’s assistant Charlie Endean cast Lotte Verbeek (Anne), Stephen Rea (Martin) producer Rinkel Film & TV Rapenburgerstraat 109, 1011 VL Amsterdam Nederland, phone: +31 20 616 32 31 fax: +31 20 530 71 19 email:; Edwin van Meurs & Reinier Selen co-producers Family Affair Films, Floor Onrust & Sanna Fabery de Jonge, Fastnet Films, Macdara Kelleher & Morgan Bushe VPRO, Joost de Wolf distributed by Vivarto
colour, 85′
Holland, Ireland 2009


A young, rebellious Dutch woman walks the trails of Ireland, vagabond by choice, enjoying the solitude she was looking for in the austere landscape of Connemara. He is a man in his prime, living a solitary life in a secluded house on a beautiful island. She is radical and uncompromising. He is wise and ironic. What connects them is solitude they both see as freedom. He proposes her to work for him in exchange of food. She agrees at one condition: there will be no personal contact between them, just work. Soon the two of them become curious about each other and want both: to keep their nothing personal deal and to break it. Their simple life follows the cycle of days and nights, work and rest but slowly brings the two of them closer to each other. Who will be the first one to break the deal?


Urszula Antoniak
Director and scriptwriter. Urszula Antoniak has graduated from Polish Radio and Television Department at University of Silesia in Katowice and Dutch Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie (NFTA) in Amsterdam. Nothing personal is her feature debut.