Against her family's wishes, strong-willed Isabel (11) takes over her ailing grandfather's search for musketeer D'Artagnan's legendary lost sword. Joined by her cousin Rik (13) and friend Jules (12), her only clue is a secret code that can only be broken if they act like true musketeers. The thrilling search takes them through caves and castles, but they soon discover they are not the only ones looking. Can Isabel find the sword and reunite her divided family in the process?
90' / DCP / colour
Original title: CODE M
Dir: Dennis Bots
Prod: Bijker Film & TV (NL)
Co-prod: Elbe Stevens Films (NL), Living Stone (BE)
Sc: Tijs van Marle, Karen van Holst Pellekaan
D.O.P.: Dennis Wielaert
Completed: June 2015
Cast: Nina Wyss (RHUBARB), Joes Brauers (SECRETS OF WAR), Senna Borsato (WITCHES DON'T EXIST), Derek de Lint (A CHRISTMOOSE STORY).
a.o. SECRETS OF WAR (2014, feature) Awards: Golden Calf Special Jury Award Netherlands FF, Jury Prize Chicago Int. Children's FF, COOL KIDS DON'T CRY (2012, feature) Awards: a.o. Audience Award TIFF Kids IFF, Gryphon Award Sao Paulo Giffoni FF, ANUBIS AND THE WRATH OF ARGHUS (2009, feature), ANUBIS AND THE PATH OF SEVEN SINS (2008, feature), ZOO RANGERS IN AFRICA (2005, feature), EMERGENCY EXIT (2001, short) Awards: Silver Gryphon Giffoni FF, Most Innovative Short Reel2Real FF.