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A young Bosnian refugee family ends up in a small village in the Netherlands after getting a residence permit in 1994. Absurd situations arise as they are trying to make this new world their home.

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Ena Sendijarevic
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Cast overview:
Esma Hrusto Esma Hrusto
Aya Crnic Aya Crnic
Alena Dzebo ... Lejla
Mario Knezovic Mario Knezovic
Annemarie Prins Annemarie Prins
Felix Jan Kuipers Felix Jan Kuipers ... (as Felix-Jan Kuypers)
Orlando Boedhoe Orlando Boedhoe
Ali Ben Horsting Ali Ben Horsting
Wessel Spieker Wessel Spieker
Sjeng Kessels Sjeng Kessels
Hiske van der Linden Hiske van der Linden
Annelies Appelhof
Timme Moorrees Timme Moorrees
Monique Valkenburg Monique Valkenburg
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A young Bosnian refugee family ends up in a small village in the Netherlands after getting a residence permit in 1994. Absurd situations arise as they are trying to make this new world their home.

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Country:

Netherlands

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Dutch

Release Date:

21 January 2016 (France) See more »

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Ihmisen arvo See more »

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Pupkin Film See more »
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1.33 : 1
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A bit too slow but once you go with it, it does have a nice mix of the meditative and comedic
2 June 2019 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Without a lot of explanation, this short film introduces us to a family of outsiders in a small Dutch community. The husband tries to get the TV in the house working. The mother works in a cleaning job. The two children face cruelty at school. Across these three places we see a mix of the slightly offbeat or comedic but served on top of a very meditative film. Part of this is it being so slow at what it does - and it is slow; I liked it, but it is too long for what it does and it didn't need to be so deliberate throughout. It just about works though as long as you go with it, and it is reasonably easy to go with as you get drawn in understanding the situation, and with the detail of each scene.

It pays off pretty well at the end, and the presentation (framing, design etc) of the film adds interest. I'm not sure all of it speaks to the point it is trying to make about the immigrant experience - it gets there but with the slow pace and the lack of easy hook early on, I did wonder how many viewers it will have managed to retain, particularly now that the film is out of the festival realm and fighting for views online.


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