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Time Out says

Sensibly spare, tremendously affecting teen drama from Holland about 13-year-old Merel, a girl who despite seemingly having everything going for her – intelligence, athleticism, musical talent, happy family relationships, especially with her disabled younger brother – is thrust into an introverted world of silent misery by the bullying of her classmates. Rightly, this has enough confidence not to dress up its hard-hitting subject matter, though it flirts precariously with teenage girl clichés (stealing make-up, piercings, ‘Anna Karenina’) and doesn’t quite maintain its momentum to the end.
Written by NFu

Release Details

  • Duration:76 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Mijke de Jong
  • Screenwriter:Helena van der Meulen
  • Cast:
    • Elske Rotteveel
    • Kees Scholten
    • Elsie de Brauw
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