Rudolf van den Berg

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Rudolf van den Berg
The Director, Netherlands, Rudolf Van Berg at the presentation of the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal nominated film ‘A Real Vermeer’, during the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2016), in Panaji, Goa.jpg
Rudolf van den Berg, IFFI (2016)
Born (1949-01-06) 6 January 1949 (age 72)
Occupationdirector and writer
Years active1976-present
WebsiteOfficial Rudolf van den Berg website

Rudolf van den Berg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrydɔl(ə)fɑn dəmˈbɛr(ə)x]; born 6 January 1949, in Rotterdam) is a Dutch writer and director.

Van den Berg has been making films and documentaries for over thirty years now. Often praised and crowned, sometimes seriously criticized, Van den Berg's work has always succeeded in stirring passionate reactions.

His eighth feature film Tirza was released in September 2010. It is a heart-breaking, edgy story of a man in search of his missing daughter. In the desert of Namibia the father will be forced to confront the man who destroyed the life of his favorite child. The film was selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards[1] but it didn't make the final shortlist.[2]

Süskind, a war story, written by Chris W. Mitchell and Van den Berg himself was released on 19 January 2012. Just as Tirza, it is also as a coproduction between Cadenza Films and FuWorks.


  • 1976 : Algerian Times (documentary; director)
  • 1979 : The Alien's Place (documentary; director)
  • 1982 : Sal Santen Rebel (documentary; writer/director)
  • 1984 : Bastille (writer/director)
  • 1985 : Stranger at Home (documentary; writer/director)
  • 1987 : Looking for Eileen (writer/director)
  • 1989 : Evenings (director)
  • 1992 : De Johnsons (director)
  • 1996 : The Cold Light of Day (director)
  • 1997 : For My Baby (writer/director)
  • 1998 : Oud Geld (TV) (director)
  • 1998 : De Keerzijde (TV) (director)
  • 2001 : Snapshots (writer/director)
  • 2007 : Steel & Lavender (documentary; writer/director)
  • 2008 : Schatz (documentary; writer/director)
  • 2010 : Tirza (writer/director)
  • 2012 : Süskind (writer/director)
  • 2016 : A Real Vermeer (writer/director)


  1. ^ "Tirza named Dutch foreign language Oscar submission". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2010-09-02.
  2. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar Race". Retrieved 2011-01-19.

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