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Kees de Jongen

Kees de Jongen
Ruud Feltkamp

Ruud Feltkamp

Screen Time: 95%
Role: Kees Bakels
Age: 13 years old
Hannah Cheney

Hannah Cheney

Screen Time: 45%
Role: Rosa Overbeek
Age: 12 years old
Yannick van de Velde

Yannick van de Velde

Screen Time: 25%
Role: De Veer
Age: 13 years old
Maaike Polder

Maaike Polder

Screen Time: 10%
Role: Elisabeth
Age: 12 years old

 

Kees de Jongen

2003
Rating: 8 (2 votes)
Directed: André van Duren
Country: The Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Genre: Comedy, Family, Historical
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380477

Summary

This beautiful dutch movie is set in the early 20th century (the reconstruction of the era is fantastic) and is about the eleven year old Kees, a dreamer, full of imagination, who lives in a crowded house with a family that can barely make ends meet. If that was not enough, his grandparents are awful. In school, he fantasizes the magical, beautiful Rosa is in love with him, but this turns out to be more fiction than fact... At the end, he starts working as an apprentice in a big trading house, and the film suggests life will now start improving for him. In a way, the movie is about how the boy matures, leaving the world of his imagination to enter the real world.