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Bolletjes blues! (2006)

Spike is a young black man from Suriname who lives in Amsterdam. He is a student first, but drops out. In order to have enough money to impress his white girlfriend Rosalie (Sophie van Oers... See full summary »

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Karin Junger, Brigit Hillenius (co-director)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Negativ Negativ ... Spike
Sophie van Oers Sophie van Oers ... Rosalie
SugaCane SugaCane ... Delano
Raymzter Raymzter ... Musu
Mr. Probz Mr. Probz ... Jimmy
Kimo Kimo ... Fred
Derenzo Sumter Derenzo Sumter ... Melvin
Goldie Goldie ... Zamira
Salah Edin Salah Edin ... Abid Tounssi
MC Aldrin MC Aldrin ... Beatboxer
Verginia Olijfveld Verginia Olijfveld ... Tante Jennifer
Reina Linger Reina Linger ... Manuela
Mike Reus Mike Reus ... Meester Kees
Glenn Durfort Glenn Durfort ... Ome Edje
Mark Dakriet Mark Dakriet ... Friend #1 Ome Edje
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Spike is a young black man from Suriname who lives in Amsterdam. He is a student first, but drops out. In order to have enough money to impress his white girlfriend Rosalie (Sophie van Oers) he joins a gang led by Delano (SugaCane) and commits various robberies.

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Music | Musical | Romance

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

23 March 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bling! See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

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€50,185 (Netherlands), 26 March 2006, Limited Release
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Dutch Mountain Movies See more »
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Color
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World première with 300 VIP guests at Santo Boma prison in Paramaribo Surinam. Part of the movie was shot in Santo Boma prison and Duisburglaan prison in Paramaribo, Surinam See more »

Soundtracks

Welkom in ons leven
by Bolletjes Blues cast ft. Negativ, Raymzter, Mr. Probz, Derenzo & Kimo
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How many Caribbean-drugs-trafficking *musicals* ARE there anyway?
19 August 2006 | by huh_oh_i_cSee all my reviews

I mean, really! This could be a booming genre, folks! This film, or musical, is a total new approach of the subject of drugs trafficking, what with the Dutch recent full embrace of the morally bankrupt American War-on-Drugs.

A musical! Pretty original, I have to admit.

Plot-quickie: A young black man from Suriname, Spike, decides on a life of drugs-crime when he feels he needs money to have a meaningful relationship with white Girl-Next-Door Rosalie. His short cut to riches is to swallow cocaine-pellets and smuggle them from Suriname to Amsterdam, the 'Bolletjes' referred to in the title.

According to the director, the music was written largely by the actors and singers themselves. The raps are good to excellent, the other songs are quite appealing, and surely well-performed.

In the beginning of the film the lack of narrative can be a bit annoying, so I imagine, to someone who hasn't got an ounce of patience or sympathy towards this musical, it will appear slow in the beginning. But for those who can wait 15 to 20 minutes, the film is highly original, as a concept more than in its execution. Because although the music and story line might not be that different from others in the drugs genre, it's very refreshing to see this enacted in a familiar setting of the Bijlmer, Amsterdam and Santo Boma prison in Suriname.

The acting is superb, certainly in the lead characters, as well as the supporting roles of the gangster-boss (Sugacane, as Delano) and Rosalies female sidekick played by Goldy Lakhai as Zamira.


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