30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Last Days of Emma Blank Belgium, Netherlands 2009 | 90 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Alex van Warmerdam

Alex Van Warmerdam (*1952) is one of the Netherland's most interesting and prolific directors. His film Borgman ran in competition at the 2013 Cannes festival and was also shown at Filmfest Hamburg. Schneider vs. Bax is his ninth film.

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Emma Blank is awaiting her death in her large country home. And so are her servants: Haneveld the butler, Bella the cook, Gonnie the maid and Meier the domestic. And then there’s Theo the dog. Despite her need of care she behaves like a dictator, driving her servants crazy. Until it becomes evident that none of them will inherit any of her fortune… Nothing is as it seems in this bizarre, fantastical comedy. Even Theo isn’t really a dog – and is played by directorAlex van Warmerdam himself.


Original title: De laatste dagen van Emma Blank
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Dutch
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Screenplay: Alex van Warmerdam
Cast: Marlies Heuer, Gene Bervoets, Annet Malherbe, Eva van de Wijdeven
Producer: Marc van Warmerdam
Director of Photography: Tom Erisman N.S.C
Music: Alex van Warmerdam
Production Design:
Editor: Job Terburg
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Fortissimo Films, Veemarkt 77-79, 1019 DA Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tel: +31 20 627 32 15, Fax: +31 20 626 11 55, email:,
Production: Graniet Film BV


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