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Strongest Man in Holland by Mark de Cloe
Strongest Man in Holland, The

Strongest Man in Holland, The

When Luuk is young, his single mum tells him his father is the Strongest Man in Holland. When he meets René at the Strongest Man Contest he thinks this ishis dad. Then Luuk's mom finally tells him the truth...

Twelve-year old Luuk Bos always thought his father was the world’s strongest man. His mother Dorien, who raised Luuk on her own, always used to tell him the most amazing stories about his father. When Luuk attends the local strongest man competition, he meets participant, René Doornbos. Luuk suspects the man to be his father. When he one day sees old photographs of René who used to have red hair, just like his own, he thinks this proves it. René Doornbos is his father. When Dorien finds out that Luuk thinks he has found his father, she tells him the truth: Luuk was a test-tube baby.

85' / 35mm / colour

Genre: Family
Dir: Mark de Cloe
Prod: NL Film (NL)
Co-prod: KRO (NL)
Sc: Pieter Bart Korthuis, Maarten Lebens
Language: Dutch
Cast: Bas van Prooijen, Suzan Boogaerdt, Borre Stokdijk
Completed: 2011

Festivals and awards a.o:
Berlin International Film Festival
BUFF - Malmö International Children's and Young People's Film Festival
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival
Sprockets - Toronto International Film Festival for Children
Brazilian Kids Film Festival
Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival
Kassel Children's Film Festival
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Cinekid - Amsterdam International Children's Film & Media Festival
Cairo International Film Festival for Children
Hyderabad International Children's Film Festival - Golden Elephant for Best Script
Prix Europa - Beste Television Fiction

Mark de Cloe:
SHOCKING BLUE (2010),  LIFE IN ONE DAY (2009), ZOMERDAG (tv film, 2006)
NL Film
Ph: +31 20 574 7626

Sales: Attraction Distribution
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Sprockets Toronto Int FF for Children

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01-03-2012  STRONGEST MAN IN HOLLAND nominee Rose d'Or