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This Dutch-Belgian co-production is an imaginative film in which the life of the shy girl Sophia changes entirely when a gypsy lends her an enchanted ball. It can bounce, but also whistles like a bird and can make things fly. Sophia gets increasingly popular thanks to the ball. When her classmate Romeo falls in love with her, the balls gets jealous and also turns out to have a malevolent side.


Executive producer
Set geluid
Production company
Sigma Pictures Productions b.v.
A Private View
Distributor NL
Warner Bros. Holland

Title: De bal
Year: 1999
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1999

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