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Credited cast:
Pitou Nicolaes ...
Xenia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie Bedier de Prairie ...
May
Khaldoen El Mecky ...
Dhr. Abulkadir
Cas Enklaar ...
Oude Man
Carla Hardy ...
Moeder
Yorrin Kootstra ...
Arnout
Bert Luppes ...
Veerman
Ria Marks ...
Minke van de Majoor
Eliane Neuteboom ...
Emma
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Robin
Annemarie Prins ...
Mevrouw Agnes
Hilde Prinse ...
Milou (as Hilde Prins)
Armin Scheuten ...
French Soldier
Karim Soliman ...
Tymon
Amber Stoop ...
Zoe
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Shy, thirteen year old Xenia doesn't feel comfortable in the overly-regulated society she lives in. In search of a place for herself she discovers an island on which time doesn't seem to exist. This is where she finds the key to her future. Written by LaChiQ

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Excellent movie!
14 August 2010 | by (Wonderland) – See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly very good movie that lets the spectator submerge in the internal world of main character, Xenia. Especially the (dis)balance between the search of self-fulfillment and the surrounding anti-utopian environment of future Netherlands re-shaped according to Chinese standards (yes, its somewhere towards the end of the movie where the huge school class of Xenia is taught Chinese on a large scale). Apparently this standard took over after the "flood" which is hinted at by the brother of Xenia, who is probably the only person she really can talk to besides the old lady "guide" that she regularly visits on the "island".

While watching the movie I have strongly felt a feeling I also get when watching Tarkovsky's Stalker (the depiction of the nature of the Netherlands is superb) and when reading anti-utopia like 1984, Brave New World and We (by Zamyatin).


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