Nanouk Leopold Feature film - 2018 - 94 min.
Sixteen plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Mannelijke Bijrol Wim Opbrouck

Beste Muziek Harry de Wit

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Camera Frank van den Eeden SBC NSC

Beste Film Stienette BosklopperLisette Kelder

Beste Production Design Elsje de Bruijn

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This raw mother-son drama, which primarily makes you see and feel things, betrays Leopold’s preference for stories about outcasts, those who have to plod to make something of their lives. Cobain (15) runs away from his foster family, because he is worried about his homeless, addicted mother Mia. When he insists that she look for help for herself and her forthcoming baby, they have a terrible blowout. Not much is to be expected from Mia's ex, pimp Wickmayer, either. Desperate, Cobain forces her to go in rehab. Then, tragedy strikes. At the movie première at the Berlinale, rookie actor Bas Keizer received praise for his impressive debut performance.