Leading up to their 500th match, the late twenty-something members of a Dutch amateur soccer team have their intimate bond put to the test as they each find themselves facing increasing responsibilities off the pitch.
Jean van de Velde
Danny de Munk,
Young Barend is worried about the safety of the sailing vessel he is on. The owner is an unscrupulous and stingy man who skimps on repairs and Barend becomes aware of this. Inevitably there... See full summary »
Danny de Munk,
11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one of the only children to befriend him and is bullied as a result. His mother works in a bar and Ciske helps out often late into the night - his father is at sea and his mother supplements her income with prostitution. Ciske also smolders with rage at life's injustices.Written by
What a horrible life eleven year old Ciske has had! This story is for all people who had horrible childhoods. It shows how difficult every day can be for some children, and how callous many adults are to the needs of these love-starved children. This film will break your heart, but it also speaks volumes about the resilience of the human spirit. Beautifully made. To me the only weakness was the music: The film takes place in 1934 yet there is modern music at the beginning and end. This seems out of place. It does not ruin an otherwise marvelous film, however.
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