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20 Lies, 4 Parents and a Little Egg (2013)

20 Leugens, 4 ouders en een scharrelei (original title)
The story of couple Sjors and Bert, who are abruptly introduced to the 15 year old Dylan. He happens to be Sjors' son, a fact Sjors forgot. Dylan is evicted by his mother and her girl ... See full summary »


Hanro Smitsman


Rob Bloemkolk (scenario), Sophie van Winden (scenarist) (co-writer)
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Complete credited cast:
Nils Verkooijen ... Dylan
Mark Ram Mark Ram ... Bert
Marcel Musters Marcel Musters ... Sjors
Anneke Blok Anneke Blok ... Emma
Marieke Heebink Marieke Heebink ... Ilse
Valerie Pos Valerie Pos ... Lotte
Mike Meijer Mike Meijer ... Medewerker oefenruimte
Marisa Van Eyle Marisa Van Eyle ... Directrice school
Joost Koning Joost Koning ... Bandlid Jim
Gijs Verkooijen Gijs Verkooijen ... Bandlid Pascal
Benjamin Azanovich Benjamin Azanovich ... Bandlid Jochem
Tobias Kersloot ... Nieuw bandlid Rick
Sophie van Winden ... Medewerker spermabank
Chris Romagnoli Chris Romagnoli ... Kleine Dylan


The story of couple Sjors and Bert, who are abruptly introduced to the 15 year old Dylan. He happens to be Sjors' son, a fact Sjors forgot. Dylan is evicted by his mother and her girl friend. From that moment on, the lives of Sjors and Bert are turned upside down. A film about lively adolescents and infantile parents and their incompetence. Written by Waterland Film

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16 March 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

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20 Lies, 4 Parents and a Little Egg See more »

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Interesting Dutch film about love
15 November 2013 | by Red-125See all my reviews

The Dutch film "20 Leugens, 4 ouders en een scharrelei (2013) (TV)" was shown in the U.S. with the title "20 Lies, 4 Parents and a Little Egg." Hanro Smitsman was the director.

The plot revolves around a lesbian couple, Emma (Anneke Blok) and Ilse (Marieke Heebink) and a gay couple Bert (Mark Ram) and Sjors (Marcel Musters). Emma and Ilse have an adolescent son, Dylan (Nils Verkooijen).

Dylan's behavior basically defines the term, "sullen teenager." His hostile behavior towards his parents indirectly causes Emma to be badly injured. Although her injury isn't life-threatening, Emma's need for care means that she and Ilse have to find a temporary place for Dylan to live. For reasons that become clear later, Ilse and Emma ask Sjors for help.

The plot of the film revolves around the interactions among the five characters. Dylan may be annoying, but he's not hateful, and the four adults are all basically decent people. The movie delicately examines the ways each character tries to do what's best in the situation.

We saw this movie at the Little Theatre as part of Image Out--the Rochester LGBT Film Festival. It will work well on the small screen, and it's worth finding and watching in a theater or on DVD.

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