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Ongekend Verlangen (2012)

Unprecedented Longing is an honest coming of age film about two boys searching for their identity and love, in which making music plays a central role. An ode to nonverbal communication and unspoken longing and affection.


Lars Janssen


Lars Janssen


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Credited cast:
Flip Filz ... Sam's vader
Lucas Hamming Lucas Hamming ... Sam
Jordy Maarseveen Jordy Maarseveen ... Alexander
Dienke Rozendom Dienke Rozendom ... Lisa


A watered-down friendship is rediscovered when Sam returns to the Netherlands due to the death of a family member. No warm welcome is waiting for him at home, since he arrived late and missed the funeral. Luckily, he is welcome to stay with his best friend Alexander. While they haven't seen each other, much has happened in both their lives. Despite the changes, their passion for music seems to have remain unchanged. Alexander and Sam have both dived into their own worlds, where they feel most comfortable. Making music is their way of expressing themselves. Over the shared course of their self-discovery, they discover that they might have more in common than expected. There is confusion when they both rediscover each other through an unexplainable attraction. During the days that Sam and Alexander spend together, they forget all their troubles thanks to moments of freedom, joy and affection. Nevertheless, time seems to be of the essence, since Sam is about to return to New York... Written by Rêvasser Films

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Short | Drama

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Unusually Unprecedented Longing
28 February 2016 | by cinephile031See all my reviews

An honest coming of age tale of two boys searching for love and identity, in which symbiotic musical creation plays a poignantly pivotal role.

Wonderfully inspired and simple yet deeply infinite, this short film tells the tale of old friends reconnecting through the universal languages of love and music. In doing so they find an unexpected attraction and connection develop through their mutually shared passions.

Cleanly and simply shot, this short is full of an innocent wonder often associated with youth. A subtle though powerfully intense sensuality runs throughout the film.

The beauty of the two lead boys, combined with their magical musical making style and flow, will surely captivate and enthrall you.

Lucas Hamming (who also stars) is an accomplished musician and the on film song and acting performances with co-star Jordy Maarseveen are easy, relaxed in both manner and style.

"The 2 songs performed by the boys are original songs written and composed by the lead actor Lucas (with the guitar). When I heard those songs they fitted in straight away. Also Lucas' skills as a musician were very helpful. I'm very grateful of this participation in the film." - Director Lars Janssen - Find his work at Rêvasser Films.

The brilliant soundtrack includes the hauntingly beautiful theme song 'Ik Zwijg' by up and coming Dutch artist Sophie Veline.

A meditation on the awe inspiring interconnectedness of nonverbal communication, this film is full of the unspoken longing and intimate affection of the undefined freedom and sexuality of youth.

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2 July 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

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