Feature film début light-heartedly deals with the integration issue, telling about the six-year-old Chinese girl Winky Wong, who moves from Shanghai to a Dutch coastal town with her mother. Her father runs a small restaurant there. She has to get used to the Dutch school and feels lonely. She finds comfort with Saartje, an old pony standing in a paddock. Until Saartje suddenly dies. Just before the feast of St Nicholas, Winky finds out that the Saint is a sweet man from who you can ask anything you want. This gives her an idea. She asks for a horse! The film is based on the book Winky and the horse of St Nicholas by Tamara Bos and was awarded the MovieSquad Junior Award.

Title: Het paard van Sinterklaas
Year: 2005
Duration : 1 hour, 36 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2006

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Scenario (2005)
Tamara Bos

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Speelfilm (2005)
Sabine Veenendaal
Beste Mannelijke Bijrol (2005)
Mamoun Elyounoussi
Beste Lange Speelfilm (2005)
Michiel de Rooij
Beste Lange Speelfilm (2005)
Burny Bos

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2005)

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