Melissa is very fond of dancing and takes classical ballet lessons. At least, that is what her parents think. As soon as she arrives at the school, she takes hip hop dancing lessons. Jordi is in Melissa's class. He has known her from primary school and has a soft spot for her. When Melissa gets a chance to appear in a famous rapper's music video, Jordi is also wildly enthusiastic. But to hide her insecurity and dance better, she secretly takes pills, in increasing numbers. Afblijven (XTC Just Don't Do It) shows common adolescent problems in a modern setting. The film deals with the world of youngsters today. Featuring modern dance and music, drug issues, romance and friendship, familiar characters and a captivating role by former Idols runner-up Jim. Afblijven is the first adaptation of a book by children's book writer Carry Slee.

Title: Afblijven
Year: 2006
Duration : 1 hour, 48 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2007

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2006)

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