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Bluebird (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Music  -  10 April 2004 (Netherlands)
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Merel, a talented young girl, is suddenly getting bullied at school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elske Rotteveel ...
Merel de Leeuw
Kees Scholten ...
Kasper de Leeuw
Elsie de Brauw ...
Mrs. De Leeuw
Jaap Spijkers ...
Mr. De Leeuw
Bright O'Richards ...
Charles
Bente de Vries ...
Julie
Floris Heyne ...
Peer
Carmen Otten ...
Kim
Sharai Voet ...
Cindy
Samir Veen ...
Martijn
Ramon Lieshout ...
Freek
Bodine van Zalk ...
Blond meisje 1
Avalon Verbunt ...
Blond meisje 2
Florentijn van Meeuwen ...
Laila
Eline Hoorn ...
Cecilia
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Merel is a young girl with a lot of talent. She excels at school, is good on the springboard and is careful too. Her severely handicapped brother Kasper gets a lot of attention. Merel also has talent for singing. It is no surprise that she is asked for the school musical. But maybe Merel is a bit too convinced of herself. When people perform solos, she likes to sing along loudly. This doesn't fall on good ground though. People start ignoring her and she is getting bullied. All of the sudden Merel's life isn't that easy anymore, it will be hard to keep herself together. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Very nice realistic movie about the potentially horrible years at school
10 April 2004 | by (Utrecht, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie and gave it a 9 rating. Unlike many other Dutch movies the characters were real and the acting was very good. The movie very realistically shows what goes on schools and how young children cope with this. And also very important: How parents are often unaware of what's really going on. The 12.5 years old girl did some really good and natural acting. This also applies to the rest of the cast. The movie does a really nice job at playing on your emotions and it makes you realize that this movie could have ended in a very different way. The way they subtly integrated this in the script is great.

This is a movie which should be shown on each school to make children aware of what teasing can result in and how it can destroy a human life (and potentially even more). And perhaps even more important: That it's possible for one single boy/girl in a class to make a big difference by refusing to be an "innocent" bystander.

Thumbs up for this Dutch production. I'd like to see more movies of this quality.


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