170 Hz

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170 Hz
Film poster
Directed by Joost van Ginkel
Starring Gaite Jansen
Michael Muller
Release date
  • September 2011 (2011-09) (Dutch Film Festival)
  • March 1, 2012 (2012-03-01) (Netherlands)
Running time
1h 25min
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch Sign Language and Dutch

170 Hz is a Dutch film about the love of two deaf children. Although some dialogues are in Dutch, most of it is in Dutch Sign Language[2] and subtitled. The film was first presented on the Dutch Film Festival in September 2011, and was released theatrically on 1 March 2012. The title refers to the frequency of 170 Hertz, the highest frequency which still can be heard by main character Nick (e.g. the sound of a motor bike).[3]


The film has won the Audience Award at the Gouden Kalf Awards 2011.[4] Furthermore, the film was nominated for the "Best Sound Award" and Gaite Jansen for "best actress" at these awards.[5]



  1. ^ "News". 170 Hz. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "170 Hz: eigenzinnige en magnetiserende film over twee dove tienergeliefden". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). 1 March 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "170 Hz – Joost van Ginkel". Nu.nl (in Dutch). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Grootse film in kleine gebaren". de Pers (in Dutch). 28 February 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Zonder acteren is alles verloren". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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