Noord Oost Hard West

dir. Bart van den Aardweg


A closely-knit group of adolescent kickboxers trains every day at a boxing gym in the heart of Amsterdam West. Here the youths are confronted by the strict approach of the trainer. The boxing gym offers shelter and is a place for inspiration to strengthen them in the choices they have to make in life.



Netherlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (24 September – 3 October, 2014)
Student Competition | won: WildCard

SCENECS International Debut Festival, the Netherlands (4 – 9 November 2014)
Debut competition | won: Best documentary

InTe Cinema Festival, Italy (11 – 13 September, 2015)
Official Selection | won: Best Documentary