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Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a ... See full summary »

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Martin Koolhoven

Writer:

Mieke de Jong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Rinsma Jesse Rinsma ... Bonnie
Tom van Kessel Tom van Kessel ... Koos
Carice van Houten ... Lis
Frieda Pittoors Frieda Pittoors ... Puch
Daan Schuurmans ... Cees
Leny Breederveld Leny Breederveld ... Grandmother
Edo Brunner Edo Brunner ... Teacher
Judith Bovenberg Judith Bovenberg ... Jorien
Eva van der Gucht ... Koos' Mother
Luk D'Heu Luk D'Heu ... Brandweercommandant
Rachid van der Veer Rachid van der Veer ... Schoolvriendje
Leo Smit Leo Smit ... Vader Koos
Stef de Jong Stef de Jong ... Broertje Koos
Pé de Jong Pé de Jong ... Broertje Koos
Sjoerd de Heus Sjoerd de Heus ... Broertje Koos
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Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a game reserve in Africa, and Bonnie feels that she instinctively does things like an elephant as a result. Her single mother, Lis, is bi-polar and at times spends days on end without even getting out of bed. Then there are other times when she will manically do wild acts, such as impromptu dancing in public. As a result, Bonnie's sturdy and stable grandmother must hold the family together by doing all the cooking, etc. After her grandmother is killed by a car, Bonnie becomes the most responsible family member and struggles with preparing meals and getting her reluctant mother to take her medication. She also must dodge Jorien, a social worker who is attempting to place her in a foster home. When her friend from school, Koos, gets a new brother Bonnie decides that this is the solution to fight the ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

15 October 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bipolar - Meine Mama ist anders See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The third movie actress Carice van Houten and director Martin Koolhoven did together. See more »

Goofs

While Bonnie talks to her teacher about not being able to join the school trip, her hair is hanging in front of her face for most of the scene, but during her close-up, part of it is tucked behind her left ear. See more »

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