David Verbeek

R U There (2010)

R U THERE is the story of Jitze (20), a professional gamer who travels around the world to compete in video game tournaments. During a stay in Taipei he unexpectedly witnesses an accident, which confronts him with his own mortality and makes him doubt the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Stijn Koomen  •  Huan-Ru Ke  •  Tom De Hoog  •  Phi Nguyen

R U THERE is the story of Jitze (20), a professional gamer who travels around the world to compete in video game tournaments. During a stay in Taipei he unexpectedly witnesses an accident, which confronts him with his own mortality and makes him doubt the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Stijn Koomen  •  Huan-Ru Ke  •  Tom De Hoog  •  Phi Nguyen

Club Zeus (2011)

A group of professional 'host boys' work in a local club, where Chinese women come for company, attention and sometimes with the hope of finding love. The host boys are there to entertain, to give attention and to make sure that their customers return and spend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Zheng Qi  •  Ray Zhao  •  Yan Li Ping  •  Fu Ran

A group of professional 'host boys' work in a local club, where Chinese women come for company, attention and sometimes with the hope of finding love. The host boys are there to entertain, to give attention and to make sure that their customers return and spend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Zheng Qi  •  Ray Zhao  •  Yan Li Ping  •  Fu Ran

Immortelle (2013)

An enchanting fusion of choreography and cinema, IMMORTELLE is a broken-love story that creatively envisions the trials of separation. Having just split, the protagonists try to go about their daily lives, but lingering feelings materialize into the outside world. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Chien Hu  •  Jouwen Lin

An enchanting fusion of choreography and cinema, IMMORTELLE is a broken-love story that creatively envisions the trials of separation. Having just split, the protagonists try to go about their daily lives, but lingering feelings materialize into the outside world. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Chien Hu  •  Jouwen Lin

How to Describe a Cloud (2013)

A young woman in Taipei is confronted with the blindness of her mother who is convinced she has a sixth sense. Shot with little facilities, but it is Verbeek’s most mature film - about uprooting, spirituality and modernity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Huang Lu  •  Lu Yi-ching  •  Wu Pong-Fong

A young woman in Taipei is confronted with the blindness of her mother who is convinced she has a sixth sense. Shot with little facilities, but it is Verbeek’s most mature film - about uprooting, spirituality and modernity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Huang Lu  •  Lu Yi-ching  •  Wu Pong-Fong

Full Contact (2015)

Full Contact is a contemporary tale of a man trying to find new purpose in life after accidentally bombing a school through a remotely operated drone plane. Ivan, operating the plane from a far away air force base, has never been to the foreign countries of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Grégoire Colin  •  Lizzie Brocheré  •  Slimane Dazi  •  Alain Blazevic

Full Contact is a contemporary tale of a man trying to find new purpose in life after accidentally bombing a school through a remotely operated drone plane. Ivan, operating the plane from a far away air force base, has never been to the foreign countries of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Grégoire Colin  •  Lizzie Brocheré  •  Slimane Dazi  •  Alain Blazevic

Shanghai Trance (2008)

Young Dutch director made an (almost) entirely Chinese film. In a city where everything is new, an outsider is in any case no more out of place than the locals. Cinematographic portrait of modern life in the mega-city of Shanghai is made up of three separate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Lü Yulai  •  Tian Yuan  •  Xiao Han  •  Fan Yulin

Young Dutch director made an (almost) entirely Chinese film. In a city where everything is new, an outsider is in any case no more out of place than the locals. Cinematographic portrait of modern life in the mega-city of Shanghai is made up of three separate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Lü Yulai  •  Tian Yuan  •  Xiao Han  •  Fan Yulin

Melody Z (2007)

Slightly bored, two young Chinese people circle around each other in modern Shanghai. She works in a trance club, he is a DJ. In the daytime they are at home together, but their relationship seems to have reached a stalemate. They hardly communicate and have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Ding Jiaheng  •  Sun Xueyan

Slightly bored, two young Chinese people circle around each other in modern Shanghai. She works in a trance club, he is a DJ. In the daytime they are at home together, but their relationship seems to have reached a stalemate. They hardly communicate and have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Ding Jiaheng  •  Sun Xueyan

An Impossibly Small Object (2018)

A Dutch photographer (played by David Verbeek himself – also a talented photographer in real life) takes a picture of a girl in a parking lot in nighttime Taipei as she plays with her kite. The photo transports us into her life. She is eight years old and is about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Lucia  •  Chung Chen-Hung  •  David Verbeek  •  Klara Mucci

A Dutch photographer (played by David Verbeek himself – also a talented photographer in real life) takes a picture of a girl in a parking lot in nighttime Taipei as she plays with her kite. The photo transports us into her life. She is eight years old and is about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Lucia  •  Chung Chen-Hung  •  David Verbeek  •  Klara Mucci

Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains (2019)

A new phenomenon of authentic Chinese rap has taken the internet by storm. But behind the unprecedented gains in popularity, there is a struggle for freedom of speech. Rappers are trying to figure out what they still can and cannot do after new censorship is announced.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST: 

A new phenomenon of authentic Chinese rap has taken the internet by storm. But behind the unprecedented gains in popularity, there is a struggle for freedom of speech. Rappers are trying to figure out what they still can and cannot do after new censorship is announced.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST: 

Dead & Beautiful (2021)

A group of young and spoiled rich kids turn into vampires after a night out, changing the course of their lives and driving a wedge between them all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Gijs Blom  •  Yen Tsao  •  Aviis Zhong  •  Anechka Marchenko

A group of young and spoiled rich kids turn into vampires after a night out, changing the course of their lives and driving a wedge between them all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Verbeek
CAST:  Gijs Blom  •  Yen Tsao  •  Aviis Zhong  •  Anechka Marchenko