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  • R U There
  • R U There
  • R U There
  • R U There
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ruthere-poster   Synopsis (english)
Jitze, a young Dutch professional gamer, travels the world to compete in video game tournaments. During a stay in Taipei his arm starts to hurt and he’s forced to take a few days rest. A night in his hotel, Jitze meets a girl and starts realizing what it means to be human in the age of the virtual worlds.

Synopsis (French)
Jitze, un jeune gamer professionnel néerlandais, voyage dans le monde entier pour participer à des tournois de jeux vidéo. Pendant un séjour à Taipei, il est pris de douleurs au bras et est forcé de prendre quelques jours de repos. Un soir, dans son hôtel, Jitze rencontre une jeune fille et il prend alors conscience de ce que signifie être un être humain à l’époque des univers virtuels.

Technical details
87 minutes, color, Cinemascope,
Netherlands – Taiwan, 2010
Screenplay Rogier de Blok
Producer Frans van Gestel

With the participation of The Netherlands Film Fund for the special project De Oversteek Stimuleringsfonds Nederlandse Culturele Mediaproducties CoBO-fonds and Centre National de la Cinématographie

Cannes Premiere

Sunday the 16th of may, R U There premiered at ten o’ clock at the Salle Debussy in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. You can view the cast and crew walk the red carpet at this link.

It was a joyous occasion and the film has been well received!

Release R U There in the Netherlands

R U There will be released in the Dutch theatres the 17th of June 2010. It will be screened in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Eindhoven. Before the official release date there are already some opportunities to see the film and to meet the director David Verbeek. He will participate in some Q and A's in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Nijmegen,The Hague and Utrecht at the following dates:

- Thursday evening at 19.30, the 10th of June at ’t Hoogt, Utrecht
- Wednesday evening at 19.30, the 16th of June at Eindhoven Plaza
- Thursday evening at 20.30, the 17th of June at Kriterion Amsterdam
- Friday evening at 20.00, the 18th of June at Nijmegen LUX
- Saterday evening at 19.30, the 19th of June at Filmhuis Den Haag
- Sunday evening at 19.30, the 20th of June at EYE Amsterdam

Be there!

Portrait David Verbeek

If you follow this link you'll find a portrait of David Verbeek, made by NISI MASA, the network of young European cinema. They spoke to him about the selection of R U There for the Cannes Filmfestival.