Dana Nechushtan, the director of successful series such as

Hollands Hoop


Dunya & Desie

, has started


her new film

Piece of My Heart


Jan Kooijman and Peter Paul Muller, among others, have been given roles in the project.

The two leading roles are played by dancers Elaine Meijerink and Roos Englebert, producer Topkapi Film and distributor WW Entertainment announced on Tuesday at the Cannes festival.

Actors such as Gijs Blom, Daniel Boissevain, Gijs Scholten van Aschat and Yannick Jozefzoon can also be seen in the film.

The story revolves around the unconditional friendship between the two young women Irma and Olga.

They are both talented dancers trying to survive in the demanding and ambitious ballet world.

However, Olga loses herself in the nightlife of the riotous seventies.

Meijerink and Englebert were selected after casting sessions in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The screenplay is by Roos Ouwehand (

Eye apples


Piece of My Heart

can be seen in Dutch cinemas in the autumn of 2022.