When two rich man's sons and a docile classmate decide to provide shelter to a pal in their attic, the languid summer derails gruesomely. Based on true events.
The plot of this equable thriller is based on true events. The hot summer of 1960 is rather uneventful for the two bored rich man's sons Arnout and Victor, until they, along with their docile classmate Simon, decide to give shelter to petty thief Ronnie in the attic of their father's capital villa. Initially, the schoolboys consider hiding Ronnie a nice pastime, but as summer progresses, the boy becomes an ever greater nuisance and a millstone around their necks. What is more, their father tells them the family is going on a holiday to the Italian isle of Capri. The three boys convene and without wasting too many words agree on a gruesome solution. This brings the story to its ending, but tempo and setting do not change: the summer remains sunny, the pinball machine serves its purpose and in the shade the friends play some hip songs.

Title: Bloedbroeders
Year: 2008
Duration : 1 hour, 35 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2008

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Regie (2008)
Arno Dierickx
Beste Production Design (2008)
Vincent de Pater
Beste Mannelijke Bijrol (2008)
Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Beste Muziek (2008)
Johan Hoogewijs
Beste Acteur (2008)
Erik van Heijningen

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