Collection Dutch Courage

Dutch Courage 

Dutch courage is a well know saying and means to have a drink in order to boost ones courage. In the Netherlands life as a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender person is sometimes very far from the ideal that many people think exists. More often than not LGBT persons truly need some Dutch Courage in order to live up and be themselves. Even in a country that is thought to be very open and liberal, questions of coming out, how to recognize and accept oneself as LGBT are equally problematic and difficult waters to navigate and it is what this collection of short films touch on and explore. 

Caged 


Director Lazlo Tonk / Dylan Tonk

Country Netherlands

Running time 13min

Year 2013

What would you do if you discover your best friend is gay?

Unite

Director Harvey Kadijk

Country Netherlands 

Running time 3 min

Year 2013

A girl shows what she's been through, since she came out of the closet. 

Straight with you

Director Daan Bol

Country Netherlands 

Running time 19min

Year 2013

Eleven-year-old Melvin is not into girls. Although his family knows, he's afraid to tell his schoolmates. What to do when the coolest girl in his class sends him a love letter?:

Love

Director Kim Herman

Country Netherlands 

Running time 15min

Year 2013 

Mo explores the boundaries of her sexual identity. A dilemma puts her love life to the test.

Short

Director Sanne Vogel

Country Netherlands 

Running time 10min

Year 2013 

Handsome Michael from the online profile appears to be so much different than Arend had imagined.

I love hooligans

Director Jan-Dirk Bouw

Country Netherlands

Running time 12min

Year 2013

A football hooligan feels unconditional love for his club. However, being gay, he has to hide his identity in order to survive in this world that is so precious to him.

Stromen

Director Silvie Konings

Country Netherlands

Running time 17min

Year 2013

Three brothers and one sister; related by blood, separated by life.

Cruise Patrol

Director Bobby de Groot

Country Netherlands

Running time 8min

Year 2013

On a long and dusty road a routine cruise patrol takes a strange turn and spirals totally out of control.