Secret Letter tells about 11-year old Eva, who's fed up with all the tensions at home. In order to make her parents clear how she feels about this, she runs away from home. She hides in the... See full summary »
Simone van Dusseldorp
Fat adolescent Dik Trom enjoys growing up in a hedonistic town devoted to food and fun. When a restaurant chain offers his father the life-long-dreamed opportunity to run his own, the Trom ... See full summary »
Eva van der Gucht,
Eva is afraid of her sex-obsessed stepfather Willem. Feeling forlorn, she meets Ricardo, a streetwise hustler who cheers her up, promising a trip to Paris. But instead he drags her to a sex... See full summary »
Dutch teenagers Kars and Isa are furious when their eternally rowing parents decide to move to France and open a camping site there, which uprooting feels to them like exile in Timbuktu. ... See full summary »
There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Then everything will work out alright. Or will it?
When drug store owner Geelman's watch is missing, he accused incorrigible rascal Pietje Bell. The boy is thrown in jail without trial, but quickly escapes and is proved innocent. During his... See full summary »
Frensch de Groot,
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
If only all movies for kids and families could be as good as this. This film deals with a young teenage (or close to it) girl who develops leukemia. To its credit, this movie does not try to sugar coat anything nor does it sensationalise. It does not go for cheap emotion but is still profoundly moving. There is none of the saccharine schmaltz that you may expect from a Hollywood movie. No, the emotion in this is real and unforced and balanced by joy and positivity. I can't praise this movie enough. The young actors do a fantastic job and the adults are all very relatable too. Thank goodness the kids in this movie are played by kids who actually are the age of the characters and not young-looking twenty year olds! The story is completely believable and well told. The only cautionary thing I would say though is that this is one movie where parental guidance really is warranted, but not because of any objectionable content but rather to help younger children understand and deal with the issues presented. Do make sure you have a box of tissues handy though!
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