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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Tuinier ...
Alex van Zuilen
Aus Greidanus Jr. ...
Lucos
Micha Hulshof ...
Evert
Myranda Jongeling ...
Moeder van Alex
Jaap Spijkers ...
Vader van Alex
Ingeborg Uyt den Boogaard ...
Roos
Freark Smink ...
Stiefvader Ronnie
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Moeder Evert en Lucos
Sophie van Pelt ...
Evelien
Flip van Duyn ...
Vader Evelien
Sheila Lever ...
Moeder Evelien
Ann Hasekamp ...
Blinde Vrouw
Cees Groot ...
Leraar
Marjan Luif ...
Buurvrouw Roos
Rob van de Meeberg ...
Huisarts
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Alex is very close to his elderly grandmother partly because his busy parents seem to have little or no time for him. One day he surprises two boys from his school leaving her house and is shocked to find her tied up inside - they have robbed her! Alex is sworn to secrecy as his gran is worried that her daughter will think her incompetent. This secret leads Alex into trouble as the two boys accost him in the street and bully him into becoming a "bagsnatcher" (tasjesdief) for them, mugging old ladies. Alex learns how to deal with this situation in the end. Written by kabouter

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6 April 1995 (Netherlands)  »

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Crime does not pay off
25 February 2007 | by (Maastricht, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I came across this film by coincidence. Never heard of it before, although it's a movie produced in my own country. And it is not so, that the Dutch produce a thousand films a year...

The main actors in this film are children, except for the grandmother, all grown-ups are merely support roles. Maybe it's because of the language being equal to my mother tongue, but the acting seems a little fake to me. Maybe it's done on purpose in this way, to make the film available to all ages. The main character gets beaten up every once in a while, but (luckily) there's never done any mayor harm. Maybe I'm just too spoiled by high-end effects and CGI of mainstream films, and that's why this movie seemed as harmless to me as it did.

But then, what it did produce was a genuine feeling of hatred against the 2 brothers harassing our main character. I was practically urging 'Alex' to stand up for himself and show those chaps a lesson. On the other hand, I also felt sorry for the two brothers since their home situation was not to send a letter home about.

So concluding, if you watch past the artificial acting, this film will get to you and therefor stay in your memory.


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