Devastated by Love

Struggling with a writer's block, the protagonist Arie finds his muse in Sonja, a beautiful red-haired cable car operator. When her cable car-line is cancelled, Arie desperately searches the city for his one true love. Lost in a romantic daydream, his life slowly goes off the rails.

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"Deelder makes a strong debut with Devastated by Love. The film’s animations are impressive; the lyrical movie is a piece of art in itself."
- Dirck de Kleer - Moviescene -

"Devastated by Love is well made and filled to the brim with humor and emotion. It is completely different from any other Dutch films, and I mean that in the best way possible."
- Steffan Hofland - Filmtotaal -

"There are some films, where the enjoyment just leaps from the screen. Where it’s palpable how much fun the people had making it. A love for the theatrical, more atmospheric style of cinema, with loads of room for visual experiments, like the sparkling animation by Nina Gantz."
- Joost Broeren - Filmkrant -

Directed and written by Ari Deelder
Cinematography by Daan Nieuwenhuys
Special effects by Barend Onneweer
Animation by Nina Gantz
Production Design by A.M.C. Fok
Soundmixing by Any Color You Like
Music by New Cool Collective
With Raymond Thiry, Anna Hermanns, Stefaan Degaand and Hans Dagelet
Produced by Studio Rev

Edited on Avid Media Composer

Running time 84 min