Victim of the breakdown in trust and communication between his estranged parents 12 year old Sem de Rijn has not seen his father for 6 months when he arrives at his school one afternoon and... See full summary »
Victim of the breakdown in trust and communication between his estranged parents 12 year old Sem de Rijn has not seen his father for 6 months when he arrives at his school one afternoon and offers the boy a holiday. They run away together driving through Holland and Belgium, camping out and generally having the kinds of adventures a boy dreams of until pursued by the police and torn between his love for his mother and his father, Sem and his father return to face the music. Written by
I saw the movie when I was about 14, and the scene when the boy's got a hair-cut by his father touched me so deep, I went back the other week. Quite a fortune with 2$ pocket-money a week. I'm 47 now, possibly it would be a dull movie, I doubt if it will be on DVD ever, but on the lists of all time favorites it always crosses my mind. I still see the face of divorced father Cor van Rijn who kidnapped his own son, and has to explain why they can't go back to mummy. And apart from other Dutch movies with unrealistic, long dialogs and slow editing (using 80 % of a shot instead of 20) it had a good sphere. As I remember. Quite nostalgic review. So let's end up with some trivia: Director Rene van Nie is the father from actress Nada van Nie (Honneponnetje) also the wife of soccer-star Brian Roy.
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