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Dutch feature film SONNY BOY, directed by Maria Peters, has reached the status of Golden Film for more than 100.000 tickets sold, within nine days after its theatrical release in the Netherlands on January 27, 2011.

SONNY BOY is the adaptation of the bestselling novel by Annejet van der Zijl, based on the true story of the forbidden love between two apparently ordinary people: Rika, a typical Dutch mother of four children, and Waldemar, a Surinam man seventeen years her junior. Their love can survive all the presumptions and obstructions of the cruel world outside, but is finally unable to cope with the brutal and devastating power of war.

The Golden/Platinum/Diamond Film Award is an initiative presented by the Netherlands Film Festival  and the Netherlands Film Fund since 2001. The prize is intended to encourage the Dutch film industry and motivate the general public to go and see Dutch films. The total number of tickets sold after a film’s release determines whether a prize is awarded.
SONNY BOY is the first Golden Film of 2011.

SONNY BOY is produced by Shooting Star Filmcompany. The film is distributed in the Netherlands by A-Film Distribution.

For more information:

Shooting Star Filmcompany
Ph: +31 20 624 7272

A-Film Distribution
ph: +31 20 344 5144

The Netherlands Film Festival

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