Film rights 'The Witch of Limbricht' sold
Pieter Kuijpers, producer of Pupkin: 'I am very proud and happy with this deal because the story of Entgen Luijten as written by Susan Smit, is an important, true story about the last woman against whom a witch trial was held in what is now the Netherlands. Entgen with her courage and tenacity managed to stop this legal madness and put an end to this gross injustice. Unfortunately, misogyny is still relevant today and therefore this story needs to be told.
Author Susan Smit responds: 'It feels good on all sides that Pieter Kuijpers and his team at Pupkin are going to try to film the novel, because he understands protagonist Entgen Luijten, he understands what I wanted to tell with the novel and how one recalcitrant individual can shake up systems.'
More about The Witch of Limbricht
Limbricht, near Sittard, late seventeenth century. Throughout her life Entgen Luijten is used to going her own way, in family matters, in business and in love. She is supported in this by a great knowledge of nature, which she also regularly uses to help her fellow villagers. But then she is accused of witchcraft because of some unfortunate incidents. The lord of the castle is eager for a confession, for which he uses all the means available to him by the Inquisition. But what if Entgen holds out against all odds?
The Witch of Limbricht is a fact-based historical novel about the courage, willfulness and political consciousness of an untamed woman. Her trial in 1674, of which all the documents have been preserved, goes differently than anyone could have predicted.