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Partly autobiographical feature début by Arno Kranenborg about an old man who is taking his leave of life and a teenager becoming acquainted with love. Every summer, Jan helps his grandparents to gather cherries on their farm. In the year when he turns thirteen, everything is different. Jan falls in love with his cousin Marie and Grandpa mourns for his recently deceased wife. In the winter Grandpa dies too. Jan returns to the province of Drenthe to attend his funeral and bumps into his summer love Marie again. The encounter is short, but long enough for the boy to realise his affair with her is doomed. A film about the loss of innocence and the seasons of life.


Production Design
Set geluid
Production company
SNG Film
TV company
Distributor NL
Filmmuseum Distributie

Title: De kersenpluk
Year: 1996
Duration : 1 hour, 36 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1996

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Acteur (1996)
Anton Starke
Beste Actrice (1996)
Ricky Koole

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