Stop acting now

Docudrama in cooperation with director Mijke de Jong.

In this film the Wunderbaum actors stop acting and start really taking action. We follow the actors’ desperate attempts to change the world radically.What is actually the real extent of our personal engagement for the common cause…

Maartje Remmers starts a group called ‘The Basic Optimists’ and visits deprived neighbourhoods. Marleen Scholten opens, after the Japanese example, a Crying Cafe and fights against our stressful positivity culture. Matijs Jansen develops an urban gardener app and goes looking for major investors, while Walter sees more benefit in radical actions that should undermine the banking sector and the multinationals. Wine Dierickx gives birth to a child and thinks that this is her best investment in the future. The differences in approach and vision are exerting increasing pressure on the group.

By and with

  • Wunderbaum live en op beeld

Filmdirector

  • Mijke de Jong

Camera Film

  • Emo Weemhoff

Production Film

  • Wunderbaum
  • Topkapi

in cooperation with

  • Rotterdam viert de Stad!
  • Imagine 2020

Past dates

  • November 2018

    10

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • November 2018

    09

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • November 2018

    08

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • October 2017

    23

    University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill (USA)

  • September 2017

    18

    Piccolo Teatro Grassi
    Milaan (Italië)

  • June 2016

    26

    'Holland Festival - EYE
    Amsterdam'

  • June 2016

    05

    'Holland Festival - EYE
    Amsterdam'

  • February 2016

    25

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburg (premiere)

  • February 2016

    06

    Internationaal Film Festival Rotterdam

  • February 2016

    04

    Internationaal Film Festival Rotterdam

  • February 2016

    03

    Internationaal Film Festival Rotterdam

Reviews

“The creators play a challenging game with fact and fiction, which sometimes irritates, but above all provokes reflection humorously.”
Karin Veraart (Volkskrant)

“In a jazzy montage of witty scenes, we see the actors become increasingly absorbed in their doing good.”
Joke Beeckmans

Watch Stop Acting Now (with English subtitles) here:

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