Lemming Film

All Souls - Mercy

All Souls is a response of a great amount of scriptwriters, directors and producers on the polemic and excitement in our country after the murder on Theo van Gogh, November 2nd 2004. With fifteen short films, simple stories are told from the sideline. With a focus on the sorrow, hope and anger from a neighbor, witness or bus driver. Stories on the edge of this murder.

Mercy is a short monologue of a woman from the province who is visiting Amsterdam for the first time in her life, after the murder on Theo van Gogh. She doesn't come for Van Gogh, but for his mother. The woman struggles with her own strict religion, but shows that with her visit she puts humanity above religious dogma's.


director Nicole van Kilsdonkscript Mieke de Jongrelease 2005length 7 minproducers Leontine Petit, Joost de Vriesmain cast Leny Breederveld, Ali Çiftecidirector of photography Jeroen de Bruinsound Kees de Grootcostume design Monica Petithair & make-up Trudy Bureneditor Wouter Jansen