Expat Cinema: Hardcore Never Dies (+English subtitles)

Wednesday 15th November 2023 (one-off screening)

Movie lover but trouble understanding Dutch subtitles? Join Lumen’s EXPAT CINEMA screenings. Every Wednesday we screen the best foreign language movies with English subtitles. Our café is the perfect place to hook up for a good coffee or special beer before and after the film. 

The seventeen-year-old Michael dreams of a future as a pianist, but his parents want nothing to do with it. When he applies to the conservatory, he barely makes it to the second round. 



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In his search for inspiration, his brother Danny unexpectedly appears and introduces him to the Rotterdam gabber scene. Michael is drawn into a world of beats, brotherhood, and drugs. However, when Danny’s drug trade takes on international proportions, the brothers must fight for their lives. 

Hardcore Never Dies is the new film by director Jim Taihuttu (known for De Oost, Wolf, Rabat), starring Joes Brauers (from Quo Vadis, Aida? and Do Not Hesitate), Jim Deddes (from De Oost and Joardy Season), and Rosa Stil (from Scheel).