Despite the fact that he's a Jehovah's witness, ska-loving high school student Jonathan has a relationship with Marjan, a non-believing artist.

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Mijke de Jong

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Paulo van Vliet (novel), Marco van Geffen (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Egbert Jan Weeber ... Jonathan
Michiel Huisman ... Coen
Nadja Hüpscher Nadja Hüpscher ... Marjan
Medi Broekman Medi Broekman ... Annemiek
Elsie de Brauw Elsie de Brauw ... Moeder Jonathan
Anne Buurma Anne Buurma ... Vader Jonathan
Menno Van Beekum Menno Van Beekum ... Vader Coen (as Menno van Beekum)
Nancy Smit Nancy Smit ... Moeder Coen
Mads Wittermans Mads Wittermans ... Rob
Maarten Wemelsfelder Maarten Wemelsfelder ... Broeder Hessels / Broeder acteur mimespel (as Maarten Wemelsvelder)
Gino Gebhard Gino Gebhard ... Broeder Smeets
Kees Broos Kees Broos ... Spreker / Ouderling
Dennis Overeem ... Spreker
Marcel Hensema ... Broeder Versteeg
Hans Man in 't Veld Hans Man in 't Veld ... Ouderling
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Dutch teenagers Jonathan and his best mate Coen were raised as Jehovah's Witnesses, a strict Bible-focused minority community which monopolizes nearly all of the members' lives, imposing missionary work in pairs, knocking at every door trying to sell the magazines and the message which believers consider the whole and only Divine truth. Both boys can however play modern music, rehearsing for the religious Sunday service band, and secretly see girlfriends who aren't "in the truth" (converted). Jonathan's Marjan, a rebellious squatter and graphic artist, drags the well-behaved boy along in heathenish gang-mischief such as shop vandalism and can't believe he accepted all his life to do meekly as his parents and (church) elders tell him in God's name instead of making his own choices. When Jonathan's father expects him to join the boss's boat-building firm as apprentice at minimal wage, bagging on the art academy he dreams of as 'barbaric filth', some teenage rebellion sets in; when Coen ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

15 April 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

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Soundtracks

Smoorverliefd
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Written by Henny Vrienten
Sung by Egbert Jan Weeber and Michiel Huisman
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A Dutch film to be proud of
20 April 2006 | by 43676See all my reviews

Well this movie again proves that we in the Netherlands have a few very good actors and produce really good movies. This telemovie is from 2000 and I have to say I am ashamed I didn't know it already.

Like the description says the movie is about an boy who is Jehova's witness. but he is this more because its everything he knows he grew up with it, meanwhile he is 17 years old and is discovering life. he smokes(what is forbidden) and found a girl he loves.

This real story is based on the autobiographic book of Paulo van Vliet. When his hormones come in to play he knows sex before marriage isn't allowed and has problems keeping his 2 lives(that of an Jehovah's's witness and that of a teenage boy apart.

This movie can only be described as high quality dutch drama and ones again proves Egbert Jan Weber is 1 of the best actors our country has.


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