Black Swans (film)

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Black Swans
Black Swans film poster.jpg
Official poster
Directed byColette Bothof
Produced byRalf Koot
Written byArend Steenbergen
StarringCarice van Houten
Dragan Bakema
Mohammed Chaara
Music byHan Otten
CinematographyRichard Van Oosterhout
Edited bySander Vos
Distributed byA-Film
Release date
14 July 2005
Running time
95 minutes
LanguageDutch, English
Budget 500,000

Black Swans (Dutch: Zwarte zwanen) is a 2005 Dutch drama film.

The film won a Golden Calf for best sound at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2005.


Marleen (Carice van Houten) works as a volunteer in a rest home in Spain. When she meets Vince (Dragan Bakema) they are attracted to each other. Their passionate relationship has its ups and downs, and eventually Marleen ends up in a hospital. The film ends when Marleen walks into the sea.


The film is set and filmed at the Costa de Almería in Spain in 2003. Due to financial problems the film was not released until 2005.


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