Iep! is about bird, who looks like a girl but has wings in stead of arms. Bird watcher Warre finds her under brushwood and takes her home. Warre and his wife Tine decide to keep Viegeltje ... See full summary »

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Ties Dekker ...
Bor
Diederik Ebbinge ...
Rescuer
Kenadie Jourdin ...
Viegeltje
Hans Somers ...
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Warre
Pieter Tiddens ...
Hunter
Joke Tjalsma ...
Tine
Ditha van der Linden ...
Baker's Wife
Madelief Vermeulen ...
Loetje
Stefan de Walle ...
Father Loetje
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Iep! is about bird, who looks like a girl but has wings in stead of arms. Bird watcher Warre finds her under brushwood and takes her home. Warre and his wife Tine decide to keep Viegeltje and to raise her like an ordinary girl. But Viegeltje isn't an ordinary girl and she flies away. She wants to go to the South with the other birds. It becomes a long and adventurous journey. Written by Mieke de Jong

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17 February 2010 (Netherlands)  »

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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.96 (2010) See more »

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Your kids will love it. You will, too
26 October 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It is a shame that this film was marketed as a children's movie, because it has a double layer and is just as enjoyable for grown-ups as for children. The story is quickly told: An elderly couple finds a girl with wings instead of arms. The man, a birdwatcher, insists that it is a bird, but his wife has motherly feelings for the creature and insists it is a child. What it really is, we will never know, but she sure has a lot of bird-like features, and when fall comes, she has an urge to fly south. The growing group people that go on a chase to find her eventually all come to terms with their own issues.

Children will love the cuteness of the little bird girl and the adventurous storyline, but grownups enjoy the fantastic dialogs and the absurdity of the situations, that reminds some of the best Van Warmerdam films (without having the same gloomy atmosphere).

This is the first Dutch film ever where the director had here name taken off the credits (the director is now 'Ellen Smits', Alan Smithee's Dutch sister), because 15 minutes were cut out of the film without the director's permission. I don't know if this was a good decision. Fact is that the whole pace of the movie is rather slow. If some action scenes were cut out, this was a bad decision, but if the deleted scenes were more static and introspective, it may have actually been a good decision. Of course I would love to see the deleted scenes, but unfortunately they are not included in the DVD.


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