The Columnist (2021)

  • Comedy, Horror, Crime, Drama
  • 1h 26m

Writer Femke Boot has become fixated with monitoring the tirade of abuse she is enduring on social media; the obsession consumes her life to the extent that her column writing is suffering, and her novel has been put on hold.

One day, all her pent-up anger and frustration explodes in a moment of shocking and unexpected violence. However, the writer’s block returns and with it her addiction to social media. Secretly, Femke believes there is only one solution to her ever-growing frustration. She surrenders to her murderous rage and alternates the killing and maiming of her tormentors with writing her debut novel. But how long can she continue this double life?

Katja Herbers (Westworld) gives a magnetic central performance as the writer at the heart of this witty, violent genre-bender from the Netherlands. Deftly observed and slickly directed, with a merciless streak of dark humour, this is a thrilling, thoroughly modern look at the lines drawn between our online and offline lives.

Director

Ivo van Aart

Language

Dutch

Subtitles

English

Country

Netherlands

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