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Eep! (2010)

Iep! (original title)
Iep! is about bird, who looks like a girl but has wings in stead of arms. Bird watcher Warre finds her under brushwood and takes her home. Warre and his wife Tine decide to keep Viegeltje ... See full summary »

Director:

Rita Horst (uncredited)

Writers:

Mieke de Jong, Joke van Leeuwen (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ties Dekker Ties Dekker ... Bor
Diederik Ebbinge Diederik Ebbinge ... Rescuer
Kenadie Jourdin Kenadie Jourdin ... Viegeltje
Hans Somers Hans Somers ... Reporter
Huub Stapel ... Warre
Pieter Tiddens Pieter Tiddens ... Hunter
Joke Tjalsma Joke Tjalsma ... Tine
Ditha van der Linden Ditha van der Linden ... Baker's Wife
Madelief Vermeulen Madelief Vermeulen ... Loetje
Stefan de Walle Stefan de Walle ... Father Loetje
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Iep! is about bird, who looks like a girl but has wings in stead of arms. Bird watcher Warre finds her under brushwood and takes her home. Warre and his wife Tine decide to keep Viegeltje and to raise her like an ordinary girl. But Viegeltje isn't an ordinary girl and she flies away. She wants to go to the South with the other birds. It becomes a long and adventurous journey. Written by Mieke de Jong

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Belgium | Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

17 February 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Eep! See more »

Filming Locations:

As, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #5.96 (2010) See more »

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Wonderful family film
17 June 2011 | by Lancaster_FilmSee all my reviews

Iep! Follows the story of a childless bird watcher, Warre, and his wife, Tine. One day whilst Warre is out bird watching he hears an unusual noise. Following the sound he discovers Viegeltje, a baby no bigger than his hand. She looks almost human, except that she has wings, instead of arms. With no sign of Viegeltje's parents, Warre takes her home, where Tine's maternal instincts immediately kick in. The couple decide to keep the baby and raise her as a little girl, hiding her true identity from friends and local villagers.

Some years later when Viegeltje is grown, her affinity for birds is still clear. The only vowel sound she can make is "e", she eats insects, and flies around the kitchen. When she sees a flock of birds flying south for the winter, she flies away to join them.

When Warre and Tine discover she's gone, they begin a cross country pursuit that will take them and the people they meet along the way on a journey which will change them all in unexpected ways.

Eep! Is at times serious, dealing with issues of family, loss and loneliness. Mostly however it is a light hearted film with lots of comic moments. It's perfect for children, who will love cute Viegelte, the thought of being able to fly and the adventure story. The film will also appeal to adults who will appreciate the situation's absurdity more than children will.

The characters are very well portrayed, particularly the elderly couple, who make the situation feel real despite the absurdity. The children in the film are also wonderful, sweet and innocent.

Iep! Is suitable for all the family, it hasn't been widely distributed but has been screened at several film festivals including Leeds Young People's Film Festival and Lancaster Children's Film Festival. If you get the chance, it is well worth a watch.


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