Back in 1997 Mike Van Diem debuted his feature film "Character" and won an oscar at the 70th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. At the 32nd Cannes Film Festival in the same year, his film was also presented in the "Critics Week" section.
|(Mike Van Diem)|
"The Surprise" will be his big comeback, a story about an eccentric multimillionaire who signed a contract with a firm specializing in assisted suicides. While selecting his coffin he crosses paths with a young woman who had the same agreement as his. But they try to find a way to get out of the contract when they start falling in love.
|(Jeroen van Koningsbrugge and Georgina Varbaan)|
At the Sinag Maynila Film Festival, the "The Surprise" was the closing film, held last April 29, 2016. The said film will be available in Philippine cinemas on the 11th of May, 2016.