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  • Director
    Diederik Ebbinge
  • Release
  • Producer
    Column Film
    Gijs van de Westelaken
  • Visual effects supervisor
    Dennis Kleyn
  • Compositing
    Albert van Vuure
    Frank van der Peet
    Kimberley Klaiber
  • Design and typography
    Donald Roos, Bureau.Donald®
  • Vfx producer
    Violette Kleyn
  • Release
    February 2013
  • Running time
    88 minutes
  • Format
    Arri Alexa, 2:35
  • DOP
    Dennis Wielaert
  • Editor
    Michiel Reichwein
  • Facility
  • Grading
    Martin Klein

The tragicomedy ‘Matterhorn’ tells of the unlikely friendship between a lonely man called Fred and a stranger called Theo. Since the death of his wife, Fred has been living alone in a humdrum village. His friendship with Theo allows Fred to break free from the grind of his bleak surroundings and he finds the courage to come to terms with his past and himself.

 ‘Matterhorn’ premiered during the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and won the UPC Audience Award. 

Planet X was responsible for all the visual effects in the film, the pinnacle being the magnification of the Matterhorn mountain through matte paintings.

The main title, which appears as looming mountainscape, is a reference to a later sequence in the film. The choice of the Helvetica font (with its Swiss origins) is therefore significant.

The Swiss mountain Matterhorn was digitally enlarged for greater impact

Move your mouse cursor over the still and click the arrow to see a before-after.

The main title of 'Matterhorn'

A 'Helvetica mountain range' in an otherwise strikingly flat landscape. Please visit the Matterhorn page under Title Design for more info on the titles.