The Girl and Death

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The Girl and Death
The Girl and Death movie.jpg
Produced by Jos Stelling Films
Anton Kramer
Written by Jos Stelling
Bert Rijkelijkhuizen
Music by Bart van de Lisdonk
Release date
  • September 29, 2012 (2012-09-29) (Dutch Film Festival)
Running time
127 minutes
Country Dutch
Language Russian

The Girl and Death (Dutch: Het Meisje en de Dood) is a 2012 Dutch film directed by Jos Stelling.[1][2]


The Girl and Death is a love story of Nicolai and Elise (a courtesan). Their love is obstructed by materialism, wealth, and death. The film, based on an original script by Jos Stelling and Bert Rijkelijkhuizen, tells the story of the Russian physician Nicolai, who returns to an old hotel, the place where he first met his great love half a century ago and relives his romantic tragedy.[3]

A large part of the film is set in the late nineteenth century, and the action takes place in an abandoned hotel/sanatorium in Tannenfeld^, Thuringia where most of the film was also shot. The hotel still bears the traces of past glory. Eventually, it becomes clear why Nicolai has really returned.




  1. ^ "Dutch filmmaker Jos Stelling to bring his new film to Armenia". Panarmenian. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Guretskaya Evelina. "Russian-European films to receive state support". The Voice of Russia. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Girl and Death (2012)". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Full cast and crew for The Girl and Death (2012)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 

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