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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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children | based on book | See All (2) »

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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

After Mees has written his sender address on the envelope, the over-the-shoulder shot of the address is followed by a close-up where the hand-writing looks very different. See more »

Connections

Referenced in TROS TV Show: Episode dated 10 March 1995 (1995) See more »

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One of the cutest kid movie I've ever seen! Also very educational.
12 January 2000 | by blur-4See all my reviews

One of the best kid movies I've ever seen! Kids will learn a lot from this movie. Olivier Tuinier is so cute and nice. I will recommend this movie to my future kids.


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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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