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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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Hanna Obbeek ...
Akkie
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Joep
Fiona Livingston ...
Elise
Bram Flick ...
Laurens
Amin Belyandouz ...
Brammetje
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Juf Ina
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Dokter Snor
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Moeder Akkie
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Vader Akkie
Chris Comvalius ...
Afida (as Chrisje Comvalius)
Xander Straat ...
Meester Henk
Bram van der Hooven ...
Frenklin
Lea Vlastra ...
Tamara
Renee de Graaff ...
Christel
Lucas Dijker ...
Rico
Mattijn Hartemink ...
Vader Joep
Kaltoum el Fan ...
Moeder Brammetje (as Kaltoum Boufangacha)
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Huisarts
Fem Petraeus ...
Verpleegster 1
Wendy van den Top ...
Verpleegster 2
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Louise
Jacques Vriens ...
Fietser
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Rebecca
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15 jarige jongen
Manuel Venderbos ...
Coach
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Joep (voice)
Adri Doppenberg ...
Oncology Physician (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dennis Bots

Written by

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Karin van Holst Pellekaan ... (writer)
 
Jacques Vriens ... (novel)

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Michiel Bartels ... line producer
Peter Beker ... co-producer: EO
David-Jan Bijker ... producer
Martin Dewitte ... co-producer: Living Stone
Jacomijn Nijhoff ... co-producer: EO (as Jacomien Nijhof)
Reinier Selen ... producer
Harro van Staverden ... producer

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Johan Hoogewijs

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Gerd Schelfhout ... director of photography

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Philippe Ravoet

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Michiel Bartels ... post-production coordinator
Peter Bernaers ... colorist
Katrien Van den Brande ... in-house producer
Robbe Van Lerberghe ... on-line conformer: Filmmore
Ben Willems ... post-production executive: Filmmore

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Elske Falkena
Janusz Gosschalk
Matijs Wessels

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Florian Legters

Costume Design by

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Margriet Procee

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Stephanie van der Wal ... assistant makeup artist
Marike Willard ... key makeup artist (as Marieke Hoogeveld)

Production Management

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Michiel Bartels ... post-production supervisor
Frank Groot ... head of finance & legal for Rinkel Film
Hans Heerschop ... production manager
Isis van Nunen ... assistant production manager

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Marijke Driessen ... second assistant director
Anne Luigjes ... first assistant director
Hilde Woudstra ... assistant director: continuity

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Eva de Rijke ... assistant set dresser
June Kuitenbrouwer ... assistant art director
Floor Schiphorst ... art department co-ordinator
Giel Schuijt ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Giel van Geloven ... adr supervisor
Patrick Ghislain ... foley mixer
Alek Goosse ... sound mixer
Jérémy Hassid ... recorder
Sander Houtman ... adr recordist
Bas Lookman ... sound recordist
Herman Pieëte ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Luuk Poels ... adr editor / dialogue editor

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Jos De Boevere ... digital compositor
Hans van Helden ... visual effects supervisor: filmmore
Robert van Spanje ... visual effects artist

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Willem de Beukelaer ... stunt coordinator
Rob de Groot ... stunt rigger
Marco Maas ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tinus Dam ... best boy
Jeroen During ... first assistant camera
Stijn Hoekstra ... second assistant camera
Frédéric Lecocq ... grip (as Frederic LeCocq)
Bram Lens ... gaffer
Laura Torenbeek ... video assist intern
Kristof Van Torre ... gaffer

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Stephan Tollenaar ... extras casting coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Claudia Pels ... set costumer

Music Department

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Mattijn Buwalda ... composer: theme music
Henk Pool ... composer: theme music
Kim-Lian van der Meij ... theme song: performed by

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Arnoud Bruinier ... story editor: EO
Bing Gall ... production assistant
Frank Groot ... head of finance & legal for Rinkel Film
Koen Maenhout ... digital content manager: Filmmore
Noortje Vennegoor ... assistant to producer
Roland Wigman ... legal counsel
Loes Willems ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Achtste Groepers Huilen Niet (Netherlands)
  • Cool Kids Don't Cry (World-wide, English title)
  • Starke Mädchen weinen nicht (Germany)
  • Akkie, coole kinderen huilen niet (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • Ósmoklasisci nie placza (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend Netherlands EUR180,794, 19 Feb 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia (Cameo) Jacques Vriens: The writer of the novel appears as a man that tries to overrun Akkie on his bike. See more »
Movie Connections Remade as Cool Kids Don't Cry (2014). See more »

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