Isa and Kars’ parents change course and take over a camp­site in France. Isa and Kars have the feeling they are moving to Timbuktu, but they do not complain for long, because they soon make new friends
After their father suffers a burn-out, Kars and Isa’s parents change course and buy a run-down camp­site in France. Isa and Kars have the feeling they are moving to Timbuktu and will lose every­thing they have built up. But they do not complain for long, because they soon make new friends and together they help make the camp­site a success. There is another Dutch boy that lives in the village, Jules, with his dog Frodo. He is embar­rassed about his father, who after his wife’s decease devel­oped a drinking problem. The manager of the rivalling Paradiso camp­site makes every effort to under­mine the compe­ti­tion. He does not even recoil from arson and murder. The thrilling youth film swiftly addresses different themes, from friend­ship and awak­ening love to treason, under­handed rivalry, mystery, homo­sex­u­ality and heroic rescue. Adapted from a work by the successful writer of youth books, Carry Slee.

Title: Timboektoe
Year: 2007
Duration : 1 hour, 44 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2009

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2007)

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