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
A troubling little film about an eleven year old boy in Amsterdam called Ciske (Franciskus) Vrijmoeth, who has no friends and is only called "the rat". The setting is in Amsterdam in the 1930s. Ciske has to change school, because he poured ink over his teacher's head. After school, he helps out in a pub, where his mother Marie also works. His beloved father Cor is a fisherman and therefore not at home. The story is told by his new teacher Bruis, who gives him a chance, and he who lives a troubled life, until a Crippled boy turns up at his school Ciske is the only one to befriend the poor boy, after that everyone in his school including his once friends gang up on him for bullying the crippled boy and then if you thought that was bad, Ciske gets into tragic trouble and gets locked up!
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