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Little Gangster by Arne Toonen
Little Gangster

Little Gangster

Rik (11) and his dad Paul are bullied by the kids in their neighbourhood. Rik wishes his dad would be tougher. Inspired by a mafia movie he saw on TV, Rik fantasizes about being the son of a mafia boss. Everybody would show him respect. So when his dad is promoted and they move to a new town, Rik decides to tell everybody his dad really is a Mafia boss - but what happens when his lies turn against him?

95' / DCP / colour

Genre: family, comedy
Original title: DE BOSKAMPI'S
Dir: Arne Toonen
Prod: Shooting Star Filmcompany
Co-prod: Hazazah Pictures
Sc: Lotte Tabbers
D.O.P.: Rutger Storm
Completed: spring 2015
Language: Dutch
Cast: Henry van Loon, Thor Braun, René van ‘t Hof

Festivals & awards a.o:
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Hamburg Film Festival
Cinekid -Amsterdam International Children's Film, Television & New Media Festival - Jury Award Best Dutch Film and Audience Award Best Dutch Film
Oulo International Children's and Youth Film Festival - Starboy Prize
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival - Best Foreign Kidpic
Molodist - Kiev International Film Festival

Arne Toonen:
a.o. BLACK OUT (2011, feature), CHUBBY DRUMS (2010, feature) Awards: a.o Best European Film and Audience Award Schlingel Chemnitz Int. FF for Children and Young Audience, DROP DEAD! (2009, short) Awards: a.o. Best International Short Cleveland IFF, Best International Short Kerry FF, Best short Emden FF.

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