Sharp

Nominated for Best Short Documentary

Directed by

Sander Ligthart

29' • Netherlands • 2020

Dutch

One day, 11-year-old Vince pulls a knife and threatens his classmates and teacher. Slowly the cause becomes clear: father abuses his wife severely. Social care and the police are rigorously kept out of the house by both of them. The family seems to drown further and further in a spiral of violence. To discover the reason why, the actors of the film enter into conversation with the people behind the stories on which the script is based. This in combination with dramatic scenes mixes truth and play. They discover at first hand that nothing is what it seems.