The Volkskrant TV selection for Wednesday 1 June

Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu in Lola run.Picture ANP

Lola runs

Arte, 20.15.

(Action, Tom Tykwer, 1998) Lola (Franka Potente) runs through Berlin to prevent her boyfriend from committing a robbery. Director Tykwer ingeniously extended this simple fact into a stylish and powerful exhibition on the power of chance. Where the German director experimented calmly in his previous films, he gave full throttle with this masterful breakthrough film. Lola keeps hurrying back to the starting point to make the story of Lola, her boyfriend and the robbery go a little differently. And when Lola bumps into a passer-by, we quickly see how that person will cope in life – determined by one split second.

Dutch business

NPO 2, 20.25

The new season of the reportage magazine Dutch business begins with a focus on an underexposed problem. It is estimated that tens of thousands of Dutch people are struggling with post-covid syndrome, a series of long-term complaints that linger after a corona infection. Patients suffer from lack of energy, decreased ability to concentrate, forgetfulness, shortness of breath and palpitations. Due to the lack of attention and the lack of an official diagnosis, the complaints are poorly recognized by doctors. In the broadcast, patients tell their story.


RTL 7, 20.30

(Action, Baran bo Odar, 2017) ‘It worked Reservoir Dogs‘, says one dirty officer to another after they themselves have been assaulted while trying to push a charge of cocaine back. But in the quickly orchestrated sleeplessa remake of the French white white (2011), it is not really about characters and dialogue. The bad officer-with-good-heart Vincent (Jamie Foxx) is in a goat-nest nest: his son has been kidnapped by the criminals from whom Vincent stole drugs, which in turn is the subject of an internal police investigation. Fantastic thriller.

Jamie Foxx and Sleepless.  Picture

Jamie Foxx and Sleepless.

The big box experiment

NPO 1, 20.33

How does discrimination work in practice, and what does it do to people? IN The big box experiment Giovanca Ostiana and Tijs van den Brink examine how people are unfairly enveloped. Per group – eg the elderly, the colored or the disabled – the prejudices associated with them are examined. A game is then used to look for similarities between the different groups. In the broadcast, neuropsychologist Erik Scherder gives a couple of mini-lectures on what happens in our brains with ‘compartmental thinking’ and what we can do about it.

Jurassic Park / The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Veronica, 9:30 p.m.

(Steven Spielberg, 1993) Awaiting the premiere of the new Jurassic World-movie Veronica brings the two movies that started it all. Due to the realistic depiction of the original fauna, Jurassic Park in Hollywood as Game changerDissatisfied with the work of his trusted stop-motion team, Spielberg gradually decided to outsource production to his friend George Lucas’ computer animation company. Precisely the combination of old and new techniques, where computer art went hand in hand with mechanical dinosaurs and actors in birds of prey costumes, did Jurassic Park to a milestone.

Sam Neill (right) in Jurassic Park.  Statue ZDF and Murray Close

Sam Neill (right) in Jurassic Park.Statue ZDF and Murray Close

Sharp objects

Canvas, 21.55.

Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) is a journalist with mental health issues. They have their origins in her childhood in Wind Gap, Missouri, where Camille’s dominant mother and younger half-sister Amma still live. When two teenagers are shocked to death in Wind Gap, Camille is sent to her hometown by her editor-in-chief to report. The psychological thriller series Sharp objects is based on the literary debut of Gillian Flynn (Away girl) and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Big little lies

Close up: Winona Ryder – Fighting Demons

NPO 2, 23:12

Around 1990, Winona Ryder broke through with roles in cult films such as billejuice and Lyng, after which she was cast by great directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. However, her career came to an abrupt halt in 2001 after Ryder was arrested for shoplifting. It came to a lawsuit, which also revealed her depression and pill abuse. Fighting demons shows how the actress started a comeback five years later. Thanks to her role in the series Stranger Things Ryder’s star is again high in the sky.

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