Directed: Ineke Houtman
Country: The Netherlands
Genre: Drama, Family, Reality
Polleke is in love with Mimoen, a Moroccan boy who lives opposite her. His parents force him to stop seeing her because they don't share the same cultural background. While Polleke copes with her sadness at her grandparents' farm, her mother falls in love with her schoolteacher. In the meantime, Polleke's father, Spiek, once a free spirit and optimist, gradually becomes more dependent on the care of his daughter. Polleke and Mimoen still long for one another and start meeting in secret, planning a way to help Spiek. Will Polleke be able to help her father? And will Polleke and Mimoen be able to stay together?
Polleke is a warm, coming-of-age story based on the best selling books by Guus Kuijer, about the determined and loving 11-year-old girl, who learns to deal with the chaos caused by the adults in her world, the value of friendship and her first true love.