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A Noble Intention (Publieke Werken)
dir. Joram Lürsen
Netherlands, 2015, 115 minutes
Dutch, with English sub-titles

31st European Union Film Festival
Richcraft Hall Theatre (formerly River Building), Carleton University, Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4:00 pm
A Noble Intention is an adaptation of Thomas Rosenboom’s famous novel set in late 19th century Netherlands during the expansion of Amsterdam. The story revolves around violin-maker Vedder and his pharmacist cousin Anijs as they look to take advantage of Amsterdam’s construction boom. When Vedder learns that the Victoria Hotel is planning to build where his house is, he holds out for a large payment. He also brings on others into his wheelings and dealings, but will this scheme work, and what will happen if it doesn’t?