Geen Weg Terug / No Way Back

A film by: Shariff Korver

No Way Back is a suspenseful psychological drama that takes place in a Dutch refugee centre. The story revolves around a Dutch employee, Mark, who befriends one of the centre’s inhabitants, Said. When Said is forced to leave Holland by the authorities, Mark learns how differences between fact and intuition often give a conflicting sense of reality.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 25’05”
Completion: 09/2011
Genre: thriller
Screening format: H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch, English
Subtitles: English / English

Festivals:

  • Keep an Eye Filmacademie Festival – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 26-06 – 1-07-2011
    Award: Nassenstein award for best fiction film
  • Pentedatillo Film Festival – Pentedatillo, Italy – 16-09 – 18-09-2011
  • San Sebastian Film Festival – San Sebastian, Spain – 16-09 – 24-09-2011
  • Fieri International Film Festival – Fieri, Albania – 22-09 – 25-09-2011
  • Netherlands Film Festival – Utrecht, the Netherlands – 26-09 – 05-10-2011
    Award: NVS Producenten Award (Best producer) – Guusje van Deuren
    Nomination: Tuschinski Award for best graduation film
  • Konstanzer Kurzfilmspiele – Konstanz, Germany – 22-10 – 23-10-2011
  • Leiden International Film Festival – Leiden, the Netherlands – 25-10 – 30-10-2011
  • Scenecs – The International Debut Film Festival – Amersfoort, the Netherlands – 2-11 – 6-11-2011
    Award: Best fiction film
  • Munich International Festival of Film Schools, Germany – 13-11 – 19-11-2011
  • International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima – Krakow, Poland – 18-11 – 24-11-2011
  • Skena Up – International Students Film & Theatre Festival – Prishtina, Kosovo – 5-12 – 12-12-2011
  • Ljubljana International Short Film Festival – Ljubljana, Slovenia – 5-03 – 7-03-2012
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen – Nijmegen, the Netherlands – 14-03 – 18-03-2012
  • Festival Of Nations – Ebensee, Austria – 10-06 – 16-06-2012
  • IN THE PALACE – international Short Film Festival Bulgaria – Sofia, Bulgaria – 29-06 – 07-07-2012
  • Somnio Film Festival van de niet gedistribueerde film – Alkmaar, Nederland – 20-09 – 23-09-2012

Director: Shariff Korver
Screenplay: Gert Altena
Producer: Guusje van Deuren
Cinematography: Alex Wuijts
Sound: Lennert Hunfeld
Production Design: Marijn Molenaar
Editing: Ruben van der Hammen
Composer: Chris Christodoulou
Directors-assistant: Samir Veen
First A.D.: Paul Zomerhuis
Art Direction: Silvano Gijzel, Jasper van Goor
Casting: Oi Mundo Casting: Annette Maas, Rebecca van Unen
Cast: Arent Jan Linde, Saman Amini