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The Penknife (1991)

Het zakmes (original title)
Mees has a problem. By accident he took his best friend's pocket knife home with him. Unfortunately he is too late to return it as the next day Tim moves house. All that Mees knows is that ... See full summary »

Director:

Ben Sombogaart

Writers:

Sjoerd Kuyper (book), Sjoerd Kuyper (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Tuinier Olivier Tuinier ... Mees Grobben
Genio de Groot ... Mees' vader
Adelheid Roosen Adelheid Roosen ... Mees' moeder
Verno Romney Verno Romney ... Tim
Beppie Melissen Beppie Melissen ... Strenge juf
Jaap Hoogstra Jaap Hoogstra ... Oudere heer
Sebastiaan Spaan Sebastiaan Spaan ... Eduard
Sarah Sijlbing Sarah Sijlbing ... Cynthia
Heleen Hummelen Heleen Hummelen ... Lokettiste NS
Ellen Röhrman Ellen Röhrman ... Reizigster
Kees Hulst ... Meneer Hollenberg
Karin van Holst Pellekaan Karin van Holst Pellekaan ... Baliedame
Frits Jansma Frits Jansma ... Drukker
Maxim Hartman Maxim Hartman ... Bert Boot
Wil van der Meer Wil van der Meer ... Muziekwinkelier
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Mees has a problem. By accident he took his best friend's pocket knife home with him. Unfortunately he is too late to return it as the next day Tim moves house. All that Mees knows is that Tim has gone to Flevoland. His parents are tied up in their own lives and have no room for little Mees' problems. His mother is a world-famous singer and it seems Mees sees her more on TV than in real life. His father is under a lot of pressure acting as a housekeeper and as secretary for his popular wife. So little Mees must search alone for his friend..... Written by kabouter <kab@kabouter.demon.nl>

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Drama | Family

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Trivia

The film was selected into the Canon of Dutch Cinema in 2007, a collection of sixteen "important and defining movies that show the versatility of Dutch movie history". See more »

Goofs

When Mees asks his father about Almere, he tells his son it's the capital city of Flevoland. Although Almere is the largest city of the province of Flevoland, its actual capital city is Lelystad. See more »

Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #8.3 (1995) See more »

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28 August 2002 | by carangiSee all my reviews

This is a great movie for children. It has no violence in it at all and they can actually learn something from it. I would also recommend it to parents, because this is really the kind of movie you can watch with your children together. It shows not only the situation, but also how certain situations can be a problem to a (young) child. Olivier Tuinier is Holland's pride and probably our only worldwide known childactor, but he can easily compete with the American ones. Highly recommended movie!


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

15 October 1992 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pocket-knife See more »

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