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February 22, 2012

Family film To Be King, the animated feature for kids Miffie the Movie and comedy Ushi Must Marry have all reached the status of Golden Film this week. More than 100.000 tickets have been sold since the films' release in Dutch cinemas.

Miffie the Movie, screening in national cinemas since January 30, is directed by Hans perk and based on the highly popular children's books by Dick Bruna. The script is by James Still and the films is produced byTelescreen Filmproducties in co-production with A-Film Production, KRO and Mercis. Miffie the Movie, set in a zoo, builds around a game that children know and love - a treasure hunt.

To Be King, released December 5, is directed by Ben Sombogaart, written by Sander Burger and bart Westelaken and produced by Kasander Film in co-production with Mollywood and KRO. The film tells the story of 17-year-old Stach who must complete five impossible assignments before he becomes king.

Ushi Must Marry reached the Golden status within just one week since its nationwide realease on February 14. Paul Ruven directed the film and co-wrote the script with Marian Batavier. Talent United produced the movie in co-production with RTL and UFO. Ushi Must Marry is based on the succesful tv programme in which Wendy van Dijk spoofed celebrities as Ushi, a Japanese interviewer.

The Golden/Platinum/Diamond Film Award is awarded when the number of tickets sold after a film’s release reach 100.000, 400.000, and 1.000.000 respectively. The prize is an initiative presented by the Netherlands Film Festival and the Netherlands Film Fund since 2001 and is intended to encourage the Dutch film industry and motivate the general public to go and see Dutch films.

For more information:

To Be King
Kasander Film
Ph: +31 10 433 3043

Miffie the Movie
Telescreen Filmproducties
Ph: +31 35 699 9999

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Ph: +34 49 1172 3734

Ushi Must Marry
Ph: +31 20 412 9644

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