The Upper Crust the movie tells the story about living in a golden cage and the things we do to sustain that. 

A world with its own rules and conditions, where freedom seems to be more scary then any other action we undertake to maintain its existence. 

A story that has been told so many times, because it’s universal, because maybe we want to be inspired to find the courage and break free from our own created golden cages.

Or maybe we don’t, maybe it comforts us to see we are not the only one living in a frame.


The Upper Crust the Movie premiered the 21st of januari at a private screening at Filmhuis Bussum.

Screened at:

TOON Amsterdam 30th of January, Amsterdam the Netherlands.

The Court Metrage at the film festival of Cannes 2016, Cannes France.

 The Short Film Event 18th of February 2016, New York New York.


Official trailer

Official poster

Based on Caatje van Leeuwen and Claire Schuyffel’s play of the same name, The Upper Crust the Movie is a 30 minute short film inspired by the works of Oscar Wilde and Robert Altman, among others. They have toured with it in the Netherlands and Belgium in the most appropriately intimate settings, and now the ladies are finally moving to the big screen where they belong. 

In the world of the English upper class, two ladies meet for afternoon tea. They have been good and close friends for seven years and have been truly open and honest with each other ever since. Or so they think.

These two utmost civilized women, Gwenevere Vanderbilt Rosevile and Charlotte Newbury-Hawthorn, have their refreshments in the salon of the Vanderbilt residence in Darlington. Recently, due to a mysterious accident, Gwenevere’s husband Charles has been admitted to hospital. Chitchat and gossip that accompany the English comfort of drinking tea set the atmosphere of the afternoon, but is this enough to disguise the cracks that are slowly appearing in the upper crust?

Both ladies desperately try to keep up appearances, while dark secrets that have been hidden for far too long are threatening to surface. How long can you live a lie, how far will you go to sustain an imaginary world and… how truthful is their friendship after all?


The Upper Crust the Movie was made possible with the support of:

- All the wonderful supporters of Cinecrowd

AFK —> Amsterdams Fonds voor de kunst 

Rabobank Noord Gooiland


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