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Bluebird (2004)

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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10 April 2004 (Netherlands)  »

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€1,100,000 (estimated)
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Un beau roman (Une belle histoire)
Ecrit par Pierre Delanoë
Interprété par Michel Fugain
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nice (tv) movie about a 12 year old girl being 'picked' on at school.
11 April 2004 | by (Cyberspace) – See all my reviews

A 12 year old girl got to be 'picked' (bullied) on at school from just on moment on the other. At home she doesn't tell here parents, and as the situation get worse and worse, she gets quieter all the time. She has an (adopted) younger disabled brother and the have an excellent 'relationship'. She is with him all the time. When stuff get worse, it start effecting the 'bond' with here brother.

I find the 'play' between the girl and her disabled brother real good, and the atmosphere from the school klas picking on her, real enough to be true. (in NL anyway.) Good movie, i wasn't bored for one moment.


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