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Ciske the Rat (1984)

Ciske de Rat (original title)
11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one ... See full summary »

Director:

Guido Pieters

Writers:

Piet Bakker (novel), Karin Loomans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny de Munk ... Ciske Vrijmoeth / Ciske de Rat
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Moeder Marie
Herman van Veen Herman van Veen ... Meester Bruis
Willem Nijholt Willem Nijholt ... Oom Henri
Peter Faber Peter Faber ... Vader Cor
Rijk de Gooyer Rijk de Gooyer ... Rechercheur Muyskens
Linda van Dyck Linda van Dyck ... Tante Jans
Carolien van den Berg Carolien van den Berg ... Tante Chris
Adriaan Olree Adriaan Olree ... De Goey
Ingeborg Uyt den Boogaard Ingeborg Uyt den Boogaard ... Schooljuffrouw
Danny Merk Danny Merk ... Theo
Mara Peelen Mara Peelen ... Corrie
Rudi Falkenhagen Rudi Falkenhagen ... Cafebaas (as Rudy Falkenhagen)
Hans Holtkamp Hans Holtkamp ... Vriend van Henri
Henk Rigters Henk Rigters ... Van Loon
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Storyline

11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one of the only children to befriend him and is bullied as a result. His mother works in a bar and Ciske helps out often late into the night - his father is at sea and his mother supplements her income with prostitution. Ciske also smolders with rage at life's injustices. Written by kabouter <kab@kabouter.demon.nl>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

29 March 1984 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sigma Film Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | (director's cut) | (DVD extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Connections

Referenced in Allemaal film: Een golf van vernieuwing (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Ik voel mij zo verdomd alleen
Lyrics by Karin Loomans
Music by Herman van Veen
Performed by Danny de Munk
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I really enjoyed this
17 January 2015 | by mistermorneSee all my reviews

There is just something about European movies that makes me watch more of them. My sympathies lies with the main character from the onset of the movie, even though he had a rough start. As the movie unveils you learn to know his character more and more and you realise that there is a whole different side to this poor boy's life, different from the image you get of him in the first few moments of the story. Most of the acting was good, bearing in mind that there are lots of children in this movie. Most of the acting was moderately convincing too. And a few moments surprised me, as I read the book too long ago that this story is based on and I'm not sure everything happened as it did in the book. It is a relatively long movie and as soon as a movie succeeds in keeping your attention for so long I think it deserves a thumbs up. People who like dramatic stories with children as main characters should love this. The combination of protagonist and quite a number of antagonist roles makes the story-line interesting and if the first few minutes do not bore you (well, not all people are into dramas and older movies), I am sure you will love the movie as much as I did.


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