Class 6b is going camping, led by Mister Twister (Mees Kees) and Mrs. Dreus. But Dreus strains her back and suddenly all responsibility rests on the shoulders of Mees Kees. When things go ... See full summary »
Teacher ("Mees") Kees and his class have to perform a play on stage in a nearby elderly-home. Instead of performing the original play written by the head mistress they decide to improvise, ... See full summary »
Raymonde de Kuyper
The school where Mees Kees works is participating in a future project. Despite all creative ideas Mees Kees and his class have, director Dreus has them implementing her ideas about the ... See full summary »
Maurits van Brakel,
Raymonde de Kuyper
Fat adolescent Dik Trom enjoys growing up in a hedonistic town devoted to food and fun. When a restaurant chain offers his father the life-long-dreamed opportunity to run his own, the Trom ... See full summary »
Eva van der Gucht,
A lonely 9-year-old boy makes a new friend when he discovers a magical little man inside of a cupboard, but when one of the man's spells goes awry, the boy's entire family is shrunk down to four inches in height.
The premise of this kids' film is promising, if not particularly original. Meester Kees, a young student supply (US: substitute) teacher is assigned to a strict middle school whose principal believes that all work and no play makes Jack a wise boy. Kees has other ideas; he thinks that learning should be fun. His unconventional methods inevitably lead him into conflict and ultimately trouble with his boss.
The story is told from the perspective of the students and ably highlights the incomprehensibility of adults in a way that younger viewers are bound to love.
The problem with the film is that Mees Kees himself is not an inspired teacher. He is socially and professionally inept to the point of incompetence. He bumbles his way through class, teaching them nothing. In reality, his spirited pupils would have eaten him alive, rather than falling for him.
This is a charming film with great performances from the young cast, including Kees himself, but the fundamental flaw in the plot spoiled it for me. No doubt that's just because I'm getting on a bit...
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