In the popular youth soap Zoop, a group of young animal keepers have rela­tional and dramatic adven­tures in a zoo (shot in Ouwe­hands Zoo in Rhenen). In their second feature (following the successful Zoop in Afrika), they go to India to search for lost elephants. In this film, edited at a high speed and comprising lots of jokes, cliff hangers and plot devel­op­ments, the enthu­si­astic adoles­cents reveal them­selves as thief catchers, Bolly­wood actors and camel riders. Shots of the chaotic metrop­olis of Mumbai contrast with gorgeous nature scenes, when the group enters the jungle. Inspired by Indian music, the sound­track accom­pa­nies Bolly­wood dance acts, a rick­shaw chase and a fight with bad guys wearing turbans and nasty sunglasses. A bus chase and a rope bridge crossing a water­fall are the action high­lights, but the young­sters primarily struggle with adoles­cent prob­lems like infat­u­a­tion and jeal­ousy. The film attracted over a hundred thou­sand visi­tors and was there­fore awarded as a Golden Film.

Title: Zoop in India
Year: 2006
Duration : 1 hour, 34 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2006

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Actrice (2006)
Nicolette van Dam

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2006)

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