SpangaS op survival (SpangaS on Survival)
In the hands of movie director Diede in 't Veld, the feature film version of the successful youth series Spangas is an action movie in which pupils spend a survival week in the Ardennes, but also learn some lessons for life. Like in the TV series, the film features a group of friends from the Spangalis College. When they gather in front of the school building, the band of friends is introduced in a strikingly long opening shot. In the same breath, the film introduces themes like leaving school, homosexuality, homesickness and infatuation. And a nervous English teacher in a suit is not too eager to sleep in a tent for a week. After this opening, we are swept along to the Belgian woods, where the teenagers, after a miscarried drop and an escalating row between two twin brothers, have to throw all differences aside to pull through the adventure unharmed.