Hier Is het Nooit Stil / A Quiet Place

A film by: Sjoerd Oostrik

In a juvenile prison three young delinquents are forced to reinvent themselves under the preventive custody of the state.
Through long meandering shots we descend into their hidden world of coerced re-education, tedious psychotherapy and the continuous possibility of violent eruptions. In all of this the three juveniles are struggling to hold their own.
But at night alone in their cell, the camera changes hands, and the boys take us into the bewildering maze of their mind, where feelings of rage, guilt and despair are alternated with sudden moments of intimacy and freedom.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 82’40”
Completion: 11/2016
Genre: documentary
Screening format: DCP
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English


  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (16 – 27 November, 2016)
    National Competition
  • CinéDOC – Tbilisi, Georgia (11 – 16 May, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Gouden Kalf Competition
  • Seoul International Youth Film Festival, South-Korea (29 October – 2 November, 2017)
  • Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema, Brazil (8 – 15 November, 2017)
    International Competition

Director: Sjoerd Oostrik
Cinematographer: Tim Kerbosch
Sound: Lennert Hunfeld
Editor: Saskia Kievits
Producer: Olivia Sophie Van Leeuwen, Gijs Kerbosch, Roel Oude Nijhuis, Gijs Determeijer
Line Producer: Maarten Hoedemaekers
Production Supervisor: Fenna Breitbarth
Post Production Coordinator: Maartje Ongering
Production Assistants: Carole Vlerick, Lisa Maier, Nikki Habraken
Research: Sjoerd Oostrik, Maarten Hoedemaekers
Sound design & Mix: Lennert Hunfeld
Dialogue Editor: Vincent Sinceretti
Graphic- And Title design: Sander Brouwer
Color Correction: Remi Lindenhovius
Online: Robin Hancock
Assistant Editor: Niels Koopman
Additional Sound Recorder: Jaap Sijben