Teenagers with life-threatening cancer want to live like any healthy 15-year-old. At the hospital they share fun and sorrow together. They jokingly call themselves "Cancer Busters".
On the fourth floor of a hospital live the 'baldies'. Or at least, that’s where they should be. Especially at night, the young cancer patients grab any opportunity they can to sneak out to the other wards to spy on their doctors or race their wheelchairs along the corridors. Two of the boys have had a leg amputated, and all of their lives are in danger. But at these moments none of that matters. These facts can be dealt with later.
92’ / DCP / colour
Genre: comedy, family
Original title: KANKERLIJERS
Dir: Lodewijk Crijns
Sc: Lodewijk Crijns
D.O.P.: Joost van Herwijnen
Cast: Massimo Pesik, Gijs Blom, Jasha Rudge, Vera van der Horst.
Completed: October 2013
Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth
a.o. ONLY DECENT PEOPLE (2012, feature), SWIMMING PARADISE (2009, short), HEAT/HARARA (2008, TV film), TURKISH CHICK (2006, short), DOCTOR BIRD (2004, short), LOVERBOY (2003, TV film), WITH GREAT JOY (2001, feature), JEZUS IS A PALESTINIAN (1999, feature) Awards: a.o. FIPRESCI Award Mannheim-Heidelberg Int. FF.
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