Gutland

Early one summer morning a young man, with a secret stashed away in a duffel bag, emerges from the forest. In a nearby village he asks around for work, but the farmers, suspicious to the point of hostility, are not very forthcoming. Only when Lucy, the mayor’s unruly daughter, takes a liking to him, does the village change its attitude: he is promptly offered a job as a farmhand and a caravan to live in.

As time passes and he is gradually integrated into the community, it emerges that he’s not the only one with a past to hide. Something sinister is lurking under the immaculate surface of this picturesque little world - and it is slowly drawing him in.

Director



Govinda Van Maele was born in Luxembourg in 1983, as son of Sri Lankan - Belgian parents. He started making films in his teens, leading to a job in the local film industry after high school graduation.

FREDERICK LAU as Jens Fauser

VICKY KRIEPS as Lucy Loschetter

MARCO LORENZINI as Jos Gierens


A fantastic film. Story illustrative of the Luxembourgush society.