|Born||25 June 1932|
|Died||20 September 2014 82) (aged|
|Occupation||Film director · Film producer · Screenwriter · Film editor · Author|
| The Vanishing |
|Home town||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
George Sluizer (25 June 1932 – 20 September 2014)was a Dutch filmmaker whose credits included features as well as documentary films.
He was best known for directing two versions of The Vanishing , a 1988 Dutch-language release, originally titled Spoorloos , and the 1993 American version. Other feature films directed by Sluizer included Utz (1992) for producer John Goldschmidt, Crimetime (1995), and Dark Blood , which was discontinued after the death of its lead actor River Phoenix, but later completed and premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2012.The film was shown two more times publicly on 2 October 2012 at the same festival.
The Vanishing is a 1988 thriller film directed by George Sluizer, adapted from the novella The Golden Egg (1984) by Tim Krabbé. It stars Gene Bervoets as a man who searches obsessively for his girlfriend following her disappearance at a rest area.
The Vanishing is a 1993 American psychological thriller film directed by George Sluizer and starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, and Sandra Bullock. It is a remake of Sluizer's 1988 French-Dutch film of the same name.
John Goldschmidt is a film director and producer. Goldschmidt was born in London, but grew up in Vienna leaving at the age of 16 to return to London. Goldschmidt has both Austrian and British nationality. He studied at the Czech National Film School 'FAMU' and at The Royal College of Art's Department of Film and Television, where he graduated in 1968 with a Master of Arts degree.
From 2012 till 2014 he was part of the film jury for ShortCutz Amsterdam.An annual film festival promoting short films in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Other jury members include Rutger Hauer, Roel Reine and Jan Harlan.
ShortCutz Amsterdam is an annual film festival promoting short films in Amsterdam, Netherlands held the whole year through.
A film festival is an organized, extended presentation of films in one or more cinemas or screening venues, usually in a single city or region. Increasingly, film festivals show some films outdoors. Films may be of recent date and, depending upon the festival's focus, can include international and domestic releases. Some festivals focus on a specific film-maker or genre or subject matter. A number of film festivals specialise in short films of a defined maximum length. Film festivals are typically annual events. Some film historians, including Jerry Beck, do not consider film festivals official releases of film.
Rutger Oelsen Hauer is a Dutch actor, writer, and environmentalist. He has acted in both Dutch and English-language TV series and films.
Director Dennis Alink made a documentary called Sluizer Speaks during the final years of Sluizer's life. It premiered two months after his death at the IDFA in Amsterdam.
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the world's largest documentary film festival held annually since 1988 in Amsterdam. Over a period of twelve days, it screens more than 300 films, sells more than 250,000 tickets and welcomes more than 3,000 guests.
Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. Its status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of 854,047 within the city proper, 1,357,675 in the urban area and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country but is not its capital, which is Haarlem. The Amsterdam metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, which has a population of approximately 8.1 million.
Sluizer was accused by Israeli officials of a 'modern blood libel' for his claims – which in 2010 finally achieved front page level publicity in Israel – that he had witnessed the then Defense Minister Ariel Sharon personally shooting two Palestinian children from close range near the Sabra-Shatilla refugee camp in 1982.
Blood libel or ritual murder libel is an antisemitic canard accusing Jews of kidnapping and murdering Christian children in order to use their blood as part of religious rituals. Historically, these claims—alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration—have been a major theme of the persecution of Jews in Europe.
Ariel Sharon was an Israeli general and politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel from March 2001 until April 2006.
The Sabra and Shatila massacre was the killing of between 460 and 3,500 civilians, mostly Palestinians and Lebanese Shiites, by a militia close to the Kataeb Party, also called Phalange, a predominantly Christian Lebanese right-wing party in the Sabra neighborhood and the adjacent Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. From approximately 18:00 on 16 September to 08:00 on 18 September 1982, a widespread massacre was carried out by the militia under the eyes of their Israeli allies. The Phalanges, allies to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), were ordered by the IDF to clear out Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) fighters from Sabra and Shatila, as part of the IDF maneuvering into West Beirut. The IDF received reports of some of the Phalanges atrocities in Sabra and Shatila but failed to stop them.
|1961||De Lage Landen|
|1971||Stamping Ground||Directed with Hansjürgen Pohland|
|1972||João en het mes||João and the knife||Entered into the 22nd Berlin International Film Festival|
|1979||Twee Vrouwen||Twice a Woman|
|1982||Tepito Si||Short film|
|1985||Red Desert Penitentiary||Red Desert Penitentiary|
|1992||Utz||Utz||Entered into the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival|
|1993||Dark Blood||Dark Blood||Completed in 2012. Entered into the 32nd Netherlands Film Festival|
|1993||The Vanishing||The Vanishing||Remake of Spoorloos|
|1996||Mortinho por Chegar a Casa||Dying to Go Home||Directed with Carlos da Silva|
|1998||The Commissioner||The Commissioner||Entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival|
|2002||La Balsa de piedra||The Stone Raft|
|2009||The Chosen One||The Chosen One|
|2012||Dark Blood||Dark Blood|
The Golden Calf is the award of the Netherlands Film Festival, which is held annually in Utrecht. The award has been presented since 1981, originally in six categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Culture Prize and Honourable mention. In 2004, there were 16 award categories, mainly because in 2003 the categories Best Camera, Best Montage, Best Music, Best Production Design, Best Sound Design were added.
The Golden Bear is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival. The bear is the heraldic animal of Berlin, featured on both the coat of arms and flag of Berlin. The winners of the first Berlin International Film Festival in 1951 were determined by a German panel, and there were five winners of the Golden Bear, divided by categories and genres. Between 1952 and 1955, the winners of the Golden Bear were determined by the audience members. In 1956, the FIAPF formally accredited the festival, and since then the Golden Bear has been awarded by an international jury.
The Commissioner is a 1998 internationally co-produced drama film directed by George Sluizer and written by Christina Kallas based on the novel of same name by Stanley Johnson. It was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.
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