When conditions are right an infamous ice-skating race is held in the north of the Netherlands. The 200 km race must be completed by midnight and everyone who finishes receives a medal. ... See full summary »
Steven de Jong
Willeke van Ammelrooy,
A farmer lost his wife and is anything but looking for a new romance. But when a popular TV dating show plans to film a new episode on his farm, he is lured into becoming a participant in the show to save his farm.
Elizabeth, a voluptuous, shy and unpopular girl, is the object of ridicule at school by the cool in-crowd. Her life spirals downward after the death of her only friend, her grandmother. But... See full summary »
During a riding vacation on the island Ameland, a young girl discovers a dangerous horse who distrust people. To prove that the horse isn't dangerous at all the girl secretly trains the horse to trust humans again.
Since there isn't much info available on this movie, I'll try to give whatever I can to inform interested viewers. This movie isn't in Dutch, it's in Frisian. As a native Dutch speaking Belgian you don't have much notice of Frisian but I still could follow bits of the conversations.
The story is situated in occupied Friesland. A fisherman, his son and his wife live near a lake together with a jewish girl. The son is in the resistance and was spotted while picking up a weapons dropping on the lake. The following day they pick up the father and slowly the story unfolds itself. Don't expect a happy story or cinema with a capital C (like Eisenstein or Bergman). Still I think this movie has something to offer. A portrait of a story that happened in a time young people like me don't really understand (nor does the generation of my parents) so we can sort of try to understand why people acted like that in those days.
The movie didn't cost that much to make but still the results are nice. The opening shots give a nice overview of the Frisian landscape. I didn't regret seeing it one second.
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