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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)

Achtste-groepers huilen niet (original title)
Akkie is a pretty schoolgirl who is good at soccer and doesn't let boys mess with her, until she is diagnosed with leukemia and has to start her battle to stay alive.

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Dennis Bots
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hanna Obbeek Hanna Obbeek ... Akkie
Nils Verkooijen ... Joep
Fiona Livingston Fiona Livingston ... Elise
Bram Flick Bram Flick ... Laurens
Amin Belyandouz Amin Belyandouz ... Brammetje
Eva van der Gucht ... Juf Ina
Loek Peters ... Dokter Snor
Johanna ter Steege ... Moeder Akkie
Reinout Bussemaker ... Vader Akkie
Chris Comvalius Chris Comvalius ... Afida (as Chrisje Comvalius)
Xander Straat Xander Straat ... Meester Henk
Bram van der Hooven Bram van der Hooven ... Frenklin
Lea Vlastra Lea Vlastra ... Tamara
Renee de Graaff Renee de Graaff ... Christel
Lucas Dijker Lucas Dijker ... Rico
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Storyline

Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Gutsy middle school student Akkie loves soccer. When Akkie is diagnosed with leukemia, she has to fight for her life. As Akkie grows weaker she also grows closer to the boy she has liked all along. Written by Reinier Selen

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

15 February 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Cool Kids Don't Cry See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€180,794 (Netherlands), 19 February 2012, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Jacques Vriens: The writer of the novel appears as a man that tries to overrun Akkie on his bike. See more »

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Remade as Cool Kids Don't Cry (2014) See more »

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Good Movie
7 May 2016 | by juanceluloideSee all my reviews

"Achtste Groepers Huilen Niet", "Eight graders Do not Cry" and titled in Mexico as "Los chicos cool no lloran" is a good dramatic and poignant film that shows part of the life story of Akkie, a 12 y.o. girl that likes to play football at school where also is a popular girl with a good heart and given to his studies.

Her life takes a turn when she is diagnosed with Leukemia and begins the ordeal that turns out to be the cancer treatment in pediatric oncology ward of the hospital where she is treated.

She and her colleagues and friends miss each other but her health continues to deteriorate, so her colleagues organized a friendly football encounter in the hospital grounds where Akkie is the main spectator from the window of her room.

The outcome is predictable from the middle of the movie but incredibly good performance of Hanna Obbeek playing Akkie, along with the rest of the cast have excellent acting combination and makes the movie is really touching, able to touch the heartstrings of moviegoers.

This is a good movie. 8/10


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