Zoop in India

Johan Nijenhuis Feature film - 2006 - 94 min.

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Actrice Nicolette van Dam

Andere prijzen

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

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In the popular youth soap Zoop, a group of young animal keepers have relational and dramatic adventures in a zoo (shot in Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen). In their second feature (following the successful Zoop in Afrika), they go to India to search for lost elephants. In this film, edited at a high speed and comprising lots of jokes, cliff hangers and plot developments, the enthusiastic adolescents reveal themselves as thief catchers, Bollywood actors and camel riders. Shots of the chaotic metropolis of Mumbai contrast with gorgeous nature scenes, when the group enters the jungle. Inspired by Indian music, the soundtrack accompanies Bollywood dance acts, a rickshaw chase and a fight with bad guys wearing turbans and nasty sunglasses. A bus chase and a rope bridge crossing a waterfall are the action highlights, but the youngsters primarily struggle with adolescent problems like infatuation and jealousy. The film attracted over a hundred thousand visitors and was therefore awarded as a Golden Film.

Credits

Director(s) Johan Nijenhuis
Script Anya Koek
Wijo Koek
Production Company
Nijenhuis & de Levita Film en TV BV
Co-producer(s)
Marcel Boekhoorn (Volderin Entertainment b.v.)
Remko Peters (Volderin Entertainment b.v.)
Kees Hermans
Director of Photography
Production Design
Shubhobroto Sengupta
Editing
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Music
Cast
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands