EN - An eccentric multimillionaire signs an agreement to have his life ended. While selecting his coffin, he meets a young woman who has signed up for the same arrangement. Trouble ensues when the couple fall in love and want to annul their contracts…

NL - Een excentrieke multimiljonair sluit een overeenkomst om zichzelf naar de andere wereld te laten helpen, maar wordt verliefd op een jonge vrouw die precies hetzelfde contract heeft getekend. Als de twee onder de deal uit willen, raken ze in grote problemen.


Title The Surprise
Original title De surprise
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre romantic comedy
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-05-20


Cast Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Georgina Verbaan, Jan Decleir, Henry Goodman
Photography Rogier Stoffers
Sound Hubert Pouille
Art director Hubert Pouille
Costume Ellen Lens
Music Brian Byrne

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format DCP
Colour Colour


Main production company N279 Entertainment, Spinnaker Productions & FATT Productions
Supported by Screen Flanders
Production partners Antonino Lombardo - Prime Time (BE), Macdara Kelleher & Morgan Bushe - Fastnet Films (IE), Michael Eckelt - Riva Film (GE)

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Last edited on 18 April 2016

Short info

Director Mike van Diem
Producers Antonino Lombardo
Writers Mike van Diem

Prime Time
Antonino Lombardo
Potaerdegatstraat 18A
1080 Brussels
T +32 2 469 17 00


Content Film

Website desurprise.nl/
Preferential partners