Original Dutch film title:
Road movie about the Dutch highway infrastructure
Highway NL is a cinematographic ode to, but also an elegy on the phenomenon of the ever-growing highway infrastructure in the Netherlands; a poetic and biting road movie about the intriguing and fascinating world on and next to the highway.
The highway in the Netherlands has a total length of almost 2500 kilometres. There is almost no other country with such an enormous highway density.
In this documentary the monumentality, but also the apparent everydayness of our highway is shown. The highway is actually a poorly known arena for a wide range of activities. What does this monumental and almost perfect network say about us?
script & direction: Ben van Lieshout
camera: Stef Tijdink, Ben van Lieshout
sound: Erik Langhout
production manager: Annelotte Verhaagen
editing: Jan Ketelaars
sound editing: Andel Rongen
sound design / mix: Marc Lizier, Paul Gies
grading: Reinier van Brummelen
image post-production: Loods Lux en Lumen
soundscapes & music: Harry de Wit
producer: Digna Sinke
this film is produced by SNG Film
this film is financially supported by:
Netherlands Film Fund and Netherlands Film Fund Production Incentive
Creative Industries Fund NL: Architecture Programme