Film musical, based on West Side Story, about rivalling girl gangs with different ethnic backgrounds in a suburb of Utrecht, and the ill-fated love that cuts right through it.
The tale of West Side Story - based on Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, which again harks back to an older Italian story, is of all times and places. Director Joost Ranzijn and scriptwriter Jane Waltman situate it in the present era in the suburban neighbourhood Overvecht, where rivalling gangs terrorise the street and each other. The Whites against the Multies. Jenny (White), who cleans statues as a community service because she messed with a knife, wants to leave the hatred behind. Especially when she falls head over heels for Mohammed (Multi), who is also instantly smitten with her. But their attempts to break the spiral of violence are smothered in a series of ill-fated misunderstandings. De multi culti story is a melodramatic film musical with infectious songs and a universal theme in a topical setting.
Title: De multi culti story
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2008
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