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Bennie Stout

Director: Johan Nijenhuis
Feelgood movie is set in the depression years of last century. Against a classic St. Nicholas backdrop, we find out why bad children are no longer sent to Spain in the saint’s bag.

Fisherman’s son Benjamin - Bennie - Stout is a boy with a heart of gold who always gets himself into trouble. His St. Nicholas wish list includes a pedal car, just like the one the sneaky mayor’s son Roderick has. These are the depression years in the 1930s and because the haul falls short, his father stays in Spain a little longer to earn some extra money. Bennie now only has one wish left: that his father will come home. If need be, he will go and get him from Spain himself. He catches Roderick erasing his name from the Bad Children list in St. Nicholas’ Great Book when an idea occurs to him. He quickly adds his name to the list, which lands him a place in St. Nicholas’ bag. But the saint does not understand that Bennie doesn’t mind going to Spain.
The family movie Bennie Stout, with musical elements, was shot in Enkhuizen and the Zuiderzee Museum. This backdrop creates a classic nostalgic St. Nicholas setting, including stupid Black Peters and snow on 5 December.
Title: Bennie Stout
Year: 2011
Duration : 1 hour, 31 minutes
Type: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2011

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Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2011)

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