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Ciske the Rat (1984)

Ciske de Rat (original title)
11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one ... See full summary »

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Willem Nijholt ...
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Linda van Dyck ...
Carolien van den Berg ...
Tante Chris
Adriaan Olree ...
Ingeborg Uyt den Boogaard ...
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Danny Merk ...
Theo
Mara Peelen ...
Corrie
Rudi Falkenhagen ...
Cafebaas (as Rudy Falkenhagen)
Hans Holtkamp ...
Vriend van Henri
Henk Rigters ...
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11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one of the only children to befriend him and is bullied as a result. His mother works in a bar and Ciske helps out often late into the night - his father is at sea and his mother supplements her income with prostitution. Ciske also smolders with rage at life's injustices. Written by kabouter <kab@kabouter.demon.nl>

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29 March 1984 (Netherlands)  »

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Version of Ciske - Ein Kind braucht Liebe (1955) See more »

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Ik voel mij zo verdomd alleen
Lyrics by Karin Loomans
Music by Herman van Veen
Performed by Danny de Munk
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Ciske a troubled little boy.
4 August 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A troubling little film about an eleven year old boy in Amsterdam called Ciske (Franciskus) Vrijmoeth, who has no friends and is only called "the rat". The setting is in Amsterdam in the 1930s. Ciske has to change school, because he poured ink over his teacher's head. After school, he helps out in a pub, where his mother Marie also works. His beloved father Cor is a fisherman and therefore not at home. The story is told by his new teacher Bruis, who gives him a chance, and he who lives a troubled life, until a Crippled boy turns up at his school Ciske is the only one to befriend the poor boy, after that everyone in his school including his once friends gang up on him for bullying the crippled boy and then if you thought that was bad, Ciske gets into tragic trouble and gets locked up!


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