Poster BE

Verder dan de maan

  • Weiter als der Mond (German title)
  • Sea of Silence (Working title)
Feature Film | 2002 | Drama, Family, Period | Belgium, Netherlands

Brief synopsis

1969. Nine-year old Caro lives on a pig farm in a small town with her four other siblings and another on the way. She is curious and determined to understand the mysteries of the world around her. But her devout catholic father can’t explain the new world and her mother is too busy for philosophy so she converses to God. One day at school she is horrified to learn that man will soon set foot on the moon. In her eyes it’s not possible that God would allow anyone to get so close to Heaven. Her clowning father agrees and, unable to cope with modern-day progress, hits the bottle. Caro is preparing for her first holy communion to become ‘a bride of God’ but before that she seals a pact with her father to overcome her fear of swimming in exchange, he will not touch a drop of alcohol.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Neeltje de VreeCaro Werner [L]
Huub StapelMees Werner sr [L]
Johanna ter SteegeIta Werner [L]


director of photographyWalther van den Ende
camera operatorDidier Frateur
clapper/loaderBart Bleuze
still photographerDinand van der Wal
costume designerKristin van Passel
assistant costume designerEls Cuppens
directorStijn Coninx
1st assistant directorAnne van Dongen
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADDavid Oeyen
script supervisorEls Rastelli
key/dolly gripKris Theuwis
grip assistantKurt Reybrouck
gafferChris Hacken
best boyWim Cloots
electricianToon Soetewijn
makeup artist / hair stylistWolfgang Böge
makeup artist / hair stylistAnn-Kathrin GuballaMaskenbildnerin
producerPeter Aalbæk Jensen
producerJan Roekens
producerJoachim Ortmanns
executive producerEls Vandevorst
freelance producerIneke van Wierst
assistant to producerBülent Nacaksiz
production designerPeter Menne
assistant production designerHeike Steen
prop masterPetra Klimek
standby propsJohanneke Pastoor
set dresserKatja Schlömer
assistant to propmaster /- buyerBeatrice Jansen(60 er Jahre, Holland, Belgien)
assistent stand by propmanJulia Beißert
set builderRolf Rexhausen
set builderStefan Keybeck
set builderGerd Wassing
set builderTom Forger
set builderJo Keybeck
set builderKarl Heinz Meier
PropdesignerJutta FreyerGrafik
property driverSplynter van Everdingen
property driverFlorian Wagner
line producerHan van der Werff
assistant to line producerEd Keij
unit production managerGrietje Lammertyn
assistant production managerRobert Puppel
unit managerRemke van Marum
production sound mixerHenri Morelle
boom operatorStephane Morelle
second boom operatorFrank Struys
telecine operatorMathias Lilie

Production companies

Isabella Films B.V. [nl]
Sophimages [be]
Zentropa [dk]


DecorationKonsum Anstalt


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Stijn Coninx2002Lucas, Internationales KinderfilmfestivalPRIX-CIFEJWinner
Stijn Coninx2004Joseph Plateau AwardBest Belgian DirectorNominated
Stijn Coninx2004Lucas, Internationales KinderfilmfestivalLucasWinner
Stijn Coninx2004Lucas, Internationales KinderfilmfestivalIFFS - Don QuijoteWinner


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 12.05.2005