The Ballet of Service

At the International Butler Academy in Limburg, people from all over the world are trained to become a butler for the elite. Under a lot of pressure, they learn the old ways of butlering. An observational and absurdist documentary that gives us a glimpse of the perfectionist world of the butler profession.

Director Bio

After graduating with her successful short film 'Heaven Awaits', which won multiple awards on short film festivals, Marlies Smeenge returns with another documentary that gives us a glimpse into a different world.


  • Directed by:Marlies Smeenge
  • Written by:Marlies Smeenge
  • Produced by:Dobber Bolhuis
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:July 10, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:Netherlands
  • Language:English
  • Category:Student Short
  • Selection:Student Programme 1
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 4th Ballymahon Library 2-3pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 5th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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  • 22 September, 2021

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