De brief voor de koning

Pieter Verhoeff Feature film - 2008 - 108 min.

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Coming-of-age adventure film, adapted from Tonke Dragt's book. A dying knight calls in young Tiuri's help to deliver a secret letter to the king of neighbouring country Unauwen.

Coming-of-age adventure film, adapted from Tonke Dragt's book. The young Tiuri has to do one last test of competence before he will be knighted. But then a dying knight calls in his help to deliver a secret letter to the king of neighbouring country Unauwen. This mission takes Tiuri on a swirling journey, on horseback and foot, through changing landscapes and dangerous circumstances. He is accompanied by his guide Piak and receives help from all sorts of unexpected quarters. They conquer all obstacles and manage to keep the letter from the vicious and sly customer Slupor and deliver it to the king, preserving both countries from a huge catastrophy. Meanwhile, Tiuri demonstrates he fully possesses the qualities that his king thinks a knight needs: honesty, loyalty, helpfulness and bravery. In 1963, Tonke Dragt's book was proclaimed Best Youth Book of the Year and recently it was awarded the Griffel der Griffels as the Best Youth Book of the last fifty years.

Credits

Director(s) Pieter Verhoeff
Producer(s) Hans de Weers
Reinout Oerlemans
Pieter Klapwijk
Hubert Nieuwendijk
Production Company
Kaap Holland Film B.V.
Armada Productions
Co-producer(s)
Bettina Vera Brokemper
Albert Schafer
Heike Lagé
Executive Producer
Bert Nijdam
Clea de Koning
Director of Photography
Production Design
Gert Brinkers
Editing
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Jan Toensmann
Music
Cast
TV Company
Distribution
Website
Production Country
Netherlands