Speech (2018)

Our language is in a constant state of flux and without realising it, new words, funny expressions and interesting phrases creep into our everyday speech. The film “Speech” highlights these idiosyncracies in a funny, recognisable way.

Anne is a little clumsy but passionate about language. Slang, corruptions, punctuation errors, swearwords and unusual baby names. To her, it is constantly surprising, ever entertaining and she has strong opinions about it! The magazine she works for, however, will only let her write about summer fashion and quinoa salads. Thankfully, she can share her frustrations with her colleague and best friend Timo. When she ends up having to care for her father as well, Anne decides she wants to make a radical change; she wants to escape the 9 to 5, find a more meaningful job and find the love of her life. Just as she is about to hand in her notice, she is partnered up with the charming but slick photographer Rick and she decides to stay just a little while longer. Sparks fly, but will this decision really make her happy? “Speech” is inspired by Paulien Cornelisse’s bestseller “Language is sort of totally my thing”.

GENRE: Comedy, Romance
CAST: Fockeline Ouwerkerk, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Peter Faber, Tarikh Janssen, Annet Malherbe
DIRECTED BY: Barbara Bredero


  • China
  • Belgium – Dutch speaking
  • Spain
  • Luxembourg – Dutch speaking
  • The Netherlands
  • Taiwan


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