Set in Antwerp, Belgium in the early 70s, Left Luggage tells the story of Chaja, an impetuous, liberal-minded philosophy student. She has a complex relationship with her parents, who both survived the Nazi concentration camps. She needs money so she gets a job as a nanny for a Hassidic Jewish family whose world is completely alien to her liberated lifestyle. She becomes close to their son and through this relationship learns about the lives of her own parents.
Director: Jeroen Krabbé.
Writers: Carl Friedman (novel), Edwin de Vries.
Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé, Laura Fraser, Marianne Sägebrecht, Topol, Adam Monty, David Bradley, Heather Weeks, Miriam Margolyes, Lex Goudsmit, Krijn ter Braak, Mieke Verheyden, Noura Van der Berg, Lana Broekaert, Koen De Bouw, Edwin de Vries, Bart de Vries, Benjamin Broekaert, Ben Glanz, Bloeme Cohen, Marlies Claessen, Jair Houteman, Jolien Claessen, Ann Petersen, Luk van Mello, Gideon Rijnders, Luk D’Heu, Marc Lauwrys, Ben Van Ostade, Huw Garmon, Ben Rottiers, Alex de Jong, Cartouche, Antonie Kamerling, Michael Pas.
1998 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.