Together with Films with a View Summer Screenings and Outdoor Cinema we will be screening our 2016 Festival Opening Film “OFFICE” by Johnnie To at PLLEK, the city beach of Amsterdam! 

OFFICE  華麗上班族 (2015 – 118 min)

Director: Johnnie To
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan, Lang Yueting, Wang Ziyi
Shortcutz: Descent by Johan Rijpma

Date: 23 August 2016
Film Starts: +/- 21:30
Tickets: €5,00 (CASH ONLY)

Feel the beat of the newest Asian cinema with OFFICE by Johnnie To.

A.-Office---Opening-FilmIn the dawn of the 2008 Lehman crisis, chairman Ho Chung-ping (Chow Yun-fat) convinces his mistress, CEO Miss Chang (Sylvia Chang), to list their billion-dollar company Jones & Sunn on the stock exchange. During the preparation for the IPO, matters within the company get complicated with the arrival of two feisty new employees: the idealistic Lee Xiang (Wang Ziyi) and the secretive Harvard-graduate Kat (Lang Yueting). The two end up developing feelings for each other in a place where greed seems to be the only permissable emotion. As the two upstarts fight to secure their place within the ultra competitive company, they slowly unravel a hidden network of fraud, ruthless power plays and backroom dealings.

With OFFICE, renowned director Johnnie To masterfully shows off his tendency for eclectism, as he manages to bring the traditional movie musical into the modern world of the corporate thriller. The result is an undeniably stylish extravaganza that successfully juggles the kinetic energy of song-and-dance with unforgettable performances by its ensemble cast.

Johnnie To and Sylvia Chang’s stage-to-screen musical is a dazzling entertainment set against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis.” (VARIETY)

Because “good weather” is not always guaranteed here in Holland, please check and the agenda on the website of PLLEK if the film will take place, they will announce cancellation at 17:00 on the day itself.

No announcement means good news! The start of the film is just after sun set.

Open seating; to get the best seats (and view) we advise you to come between 20:30 and 21:00, Headphones can be reserved until 17:00h the day itself via FILM@PLLEK.NL and costs €5,00 (cash only). It is not possible to bring your own headphone. Too late with reserving your headphones? Don’t worry, PLLEK will always keep a couple of headphones for the last-minute film lovers. Limited numbers, so don’t wait too long!

The last ferry from NDSM-werf leaves on Tuesday on 00:00. The ferry from Buiksloterweg has 24/7 service. From NDSM-werf the ferry from Buiksloterweg is 15 minutes by bike. PLLEK always tries their best to finish before 00:00 so you can catch the last ferry from NDSM-werf. There is plenty of parking space, costs are €1,30 per hour.