Zonder / Sans

A film by: Klaas Arie Westland

A portrait of a lonely man working as a lifeguard in a crowded swimming pool. For some reason, he is not allowed to see his son. Taking a dive after closing hours brings him comfort, underneath the surface people are unable to hear his cry.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 06’35”
Completion: 03/2013
Genre: drama
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: no dialogue


  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (13 – 17 March, 2013) International Competition
  • Netherlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (25 September – 4 October, 2013)
    Debuut Competitie
  • Scenecs, The International Debut Film Festival, the Netherlands (6 – 10 November, 2013)
    Dutch Golden Stone Competition
  • Brest European Short Film Festival, France (12 – 17 November, 2013)
    International competition

Director: Klaas Arie Westland
Screenplay: Klaas Arie Westland
Producer: Klaas Arie Westland
Assistant director: Mattijs Mollee
Production assistant: Raoul Scheepe
Camera: Marijn Zurburg
Second Camera: Marc Slings
Editor: Jasper Verhorevoort
Sound Design: Ronnie van der Veer
Music: Anuar Brahem, Rutger Zuydervelt & Tim Catlin
Grading: Joppo te Veldhuis
Titles: Sander Brouwer
Cast: Mohammed Ait-El-Cadi