De Leeuw / The Lion

A film by: Klaas Arie Westland

After three years of detention for a violent offence, Abdel’s interview with his parole officer determines to what extent he still is a danger to society. A realistic film with convincing acting, inter-cut with the making-of.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 15’40”
Completion: 01/2014
Genre: experimental fiction
Screening format: DCP, H264
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English


  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (23 January – 2 February, 2014)
    Spectrum Shorts
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (9 – 13 April, 2014)
    Dutch Competition

Director: Klaas Arie Westland
Script: Klaas Arie Westland
Producer: Klaas Arie Westland
Cinematographer: Robijn Voshol
Sound Recorder: Matt Kemp
Sound Design & Mixing: Ronnie van der Veer
Editor:  Klaas Arie Westland
Color Grading: Joppo in de Grot
Cast: Abdullah Monadile, Micha Schneijderberg