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My Grandpa the Bankrobber by Ineke Houtman
My Grandpa the Bankrobber- In order to find her father in Surinam Grace is forced to take desperate measures.

My Grandpa the Bankrobber

In order to find her father in Surinam Grace is forced to take desperate measures.

Grace is the only black child in an all-white family, desperate to find out everything about her Surinamese father. Grandpa can help, but his memory has worsened every day since the death of his wife. When the family decides to put Grandpa into a home, he and Grace decide to use his savings to travel to Surinam - but the family has blocked access to his bank account.

But the pair’s dreams can come true if they rob the bank...

(95’  / 35mm / colour)
Director: Ineke Houtman
Producer: Lemming Film (NL), U-Film (BE)
Sc: Sjoerd Kuyper   
Completed: November 2010  
Language: Dutch/Surinamese
Cast: Michiel Romeyn (LOVE IS ALL, PROSPERO’S BOOKS), Tanja Jess (LIVE!, HUSH, HUSH BABY), Waldemar Torenstra (BRIDE FLIGHT, THE HAPPY HOUSEWIFE).  

Festivals a.o:
Giffoni International Film Festivallm Festival
Cinekid - Amsterdam International Children's Film, Television & New Media Festival
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
KinderFilmFest - Münster Children's Film Festival
Cluj-Napoca International Comedy Film Festival
Ale Kino!- Poznañ International Young Audience Film Festival
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Bangalore International Children's Film Festival
Vienna International Children's Film Festival

Ineke Houtman:
THE INDIAN (2009, feature), SILENT NIGHT (2004, feature), POLLEKE (2003, feature) Awards: Best Film and Best Screenplay Carrousel Int. du Film, Adult and Children’s Jury Award Chicago Int. Children's FF, Jury Award Ale Kino! Int. Young Audience FF, DAISY (1998,feature) Awards: Best Feature Film Berlin Int. FF, Adult’s Jury Award Chicago Int. Children's FF, Audience Award Netherlands FF.

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