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Film Info
Release Year:2012
Runtime:81 min
Production Country:Netherlands
Subtitles:In Dutch with English Subtitles
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Director:Boudewijn Koole
Produced By:Wilant Boekelman
Jan van der Zanden
Screenwriter:Boudewijn Koole
Jolein Laarman
Cast:Rick Lens
Loek Peters
Cahit Ölmez

Times are hard for Jojo. This ten year old boy lives alone with his father, a bear-like night watchman, in a rural area. And what about his mother? Is she really touring the U.S. as a country singer? The father tries to hide his despair. But he drinks, sleeps fully dressed in his bed and is out of control. Why does he forbid Jojo to make his mother a cake for her birthday? Jojo is left to himself with his many questions and worries. Father and son need time to learn to deal with the drama in their family. Jojo’s only solace is a young jackdaw that has fallen out of his nest, and which he secretly takes in. Rearing the little bird, which is even more vulnerable than himself, gives Jojo a feeling of happiness and responsibility. A girl from his swimming club also becomes interested in him. But when the truth about his mother can no longer be denied, he is still at risk of losing his fragile hold on life.

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Shorts before feature:  My Name is Your First Love, d. Rob Richert (USA, 2012)

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