The South

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The South

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The South

Release Date: January 24, 2004

Year    :   2004
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Cosmokino, Isabella Films B.V., Zentropa Entertainments
Director    :   Martin Koolhoven
Producers    :   Lars von Trier, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Els Vandevorst, Rudolf Mestdagh, Saida van der Reijd
Writers    :   Mieke de Jong
RunTime    :   87 mins.

Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when Loe, one of her employees, is startled by the discovery of her prosthesis during foreplay, she imprisons him in the laundry plant. As Loe is slowly dying in imprisonment, Martje loses contact with reality and starts imagining having a family with him.

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