Het Goeie Leven / The Good Life

A film by: Youri Dingemans

A multi-narrative drama of a typical southern Dutch village that prepares for the holidays. But it turns out the compulsory conviviality can’t drown out the everyday problems of some of the inhabitants. Troubles at the town council, the silent struggle of a lonely grandmother and a bullied teenager.

Country: the Netherlands
Genre: fiction
Length: 29’07″
Completion: 10/2015
Screening formats: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English


  • Netherlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (23 September – 2 October, 2015)
    Student Competition
  • Eindhovens Filmfestival, the Netherlands (26 – 29 November, 2015)
  • WE Film Festival, the Netherlands (28 – 30 April, 2016)
    Non-competitive festival
  • Krakow Film Festival, Poland (29 May – 5 June, 2016)
    Short Film Competition
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA (21 – 27 June, 2016)
    Official Competition

Director: Youri Dingemans
Screenplay: Youri Dingemans
Producer: Rik Vaessen, Luuk Hoekx, Eva Verweij
Cinematographer: Martijn Melis
Sound: Rowan de Geus
Editor: Rik Vaessen
Composer: Gerard van Maasakkers
First assistant director: Reneé van der Ven
Assistant director: Eva van ‘t Loo
Assistant director: Jelle Tigchelaar
Production Design: Esra Ghilane & Hanneke Wind
Production manager: Yasmin van Dorp
Assistant camera: Lidewei Egbers
Gaffer: Jeroen Zwart & Wouter Verheul
Best boy: Sander Idema
Electrician: Sem Dingemans & Joachim Lenting
Best boy: Henry Vrijsen
Costumer: Mijs de Wit
Extras: Rik Aarts
Production assistant: Tim Dingemans