Lemming Film



It's 1982, the age of disco, new wave and punk. Girls with flicked-up hairdo wearing huge earrings, guys dancing on 'baggy trousers'. This is the world of Jonathan, an eighteen year old guy who enjoys a carefree youth. He dates Marjan, an art academy student who's moving in the world of squatters and punks. Jonathan's best friend Coen has also a girlfriend: Annemiek.

On Sundays however Jonathan and Coen visit people to proclaim the message. They are Jehovah's Witnesses and therefore take great pains to keep their worldly lives hidden for their family and community. Moreover Marjan and Annemiek are kept in the dark as well.

This double life can't persist much longer. Coen freaks out, confesses and also gives Jonathan away. When Jonathan refuses to deny his having sex with Marjan, the consequences are incalculable. Jonathan slowly realises there's no way back.

Expelled is based on the book "Expelled" by Paolo van Vliet


director Mijke de Jongscript Marco van Geffenrelease 2001length 84 minproducers Leontine Petit, Joost de Vriesco producers NPS Televisiebroadcaster NPSmain cast Egbert Jan Weeber, Michiel Huisman, Nadja Hüpscherdirector of photography Joost van Starrenburgsound Joost Roskamcasting Kemna Casting / Job Gosschalkcostume design Monica Petithair & make-up Mia de Jongeditor Dorith Vinkensound design Paul Giesfinanciers & funds Stimuleringsfonds Nederlandse Culturele Omroepproducties, het CoBo-fonds, het Nederlands Fonds voor de Film en het Ministerie van OC en W