Lepel

Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen Feature film - 2005 - 92 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Production Design

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Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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Van de Sande Bakhuyzen's first youth film tells the absurdist and adventurous story of nine-year-old Lepel (Joep Truijen), whose parents mysteriously disappeared during a balloon ride. Lepel now lives with a mean grandma (Loes Luca) who needs the boy for his flair for arithmetic: Lepel counts and sorts stolen buttons to supply grandmother's shop. His arithmetical talents are also useful to the schoolteacher, who wants to play Lepel as his trump at a mental arithmetic contest. Panic breaks out when one day the boy disappears in a department store. With grandma and the schoolmaster close on his heels, Lepel hides in the store with Pleun, a girl that lives behind a pile of sweaters in the men's wear department. A salesman who is secretly in love with the head of the department finds out that Lepel's parents may never come back and takes Pleun on a search for a new mother for Lepel. Inadvertently, the department head also gets involved in the plot. Lepel was shot in the almost absurdist decor of the East-German town of Gera. Awarded a Golden Film.

Credits

Production Company
Lemming Film
Egoli Tossell Film
Zephyr Films
Co-producer(s)
Oliver Damian
Phil Roberts
Director of Photography
Production Design
Gert Brinkers
Editing
Sound Design
Mark Rose
Sound on Set
Mark Rose
Kees de Groot
Music
Cast
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands