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Patatje Oorlog (2011)

Kiek is 9 years old. Her father, a doctor, is to be sent to an area at war. She worries, he could get sick or be in an accident and there are even stray bullets. She tries to reduce the ... See full summary »


Marjolijn Hof (novel), Lotte Tabbers (adaptation)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Lucas Adriaanse Lucas Adriaanse ... Tim
Pippa Allen Pippa Allen ... Kiek
Kes Baxter ... Dierenwinkelverkoper (as Kes Blans)
Leny Breederveld Leny Breederveld ... Lies
Johnny de Mol ... Thomas
Angelique Dorrestijn Angelique Dorrestijn ... Chantal's mother
Gitta Fleuren Gitta Fleuren ... Red Cross woman
Govert Hartog Govert Hartog ... Chantal's father
Hester Hester ... Reus
Chantal Hildering Chantal Hildering ... Chantal
Kee Ketelaar Kee Ketelaar ... Margje
Ernst ter Linden Ernst ter Linden ... Red Cross man
Rifka Lodeizen ... Esmee
Bert Luppes Bert Luppes ... Man on viaduct
Julian Pemberton-Kerssens Julian Pemberton-Kerssens ... Fabian


Kiek is 9 years old. Her father, a doctor, is to be sent to an area at war. She worries, he could get sick or be in an accident and there are even stray bullets. She tries to reduce the risks to her dad. Mixture of live action and animation. Written by Paul Mouwes

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Netherlands | Belgium



Release Date:

12 October 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

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Taking Chances See more »


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€1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€86,291 (Netherlands), 23 October 2011, Limited Release
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patatje oorlog
22 October 2011 | by jennyallen-intSee all my reviews

My family and I were very entertained by this delightfully moving , thoughtful, and amusing film which is based on Een Kleine Kans , the award winning book by Marjolijn Hof . The acting is natural , and excellent , with a fine performance by the newcomer Pippa Allen aged 10 yrs, playing the part of Kiek . The good reviews are well justified - it is a beautiful 'family movie ' - which will appeal to young and old alike . The clever animated sections are very good too as they indicate what might be going on in the mind of young Kiek who worries a lot about her doctor father being in a dangerous war zone in Afghanistan . The film exercises the emotions - a child of eight trying to cope with her anxieties and searching for a solution . Rather bizarre solutions result , involving a sick old mouse , and a dog , and many adventures ! It is so well directed too , and hopefully it will be distributed beyond Europe , with appropriate subtitles .

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