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Dennis Bots Feature film - 2012 - 96 min.
Nine plus
Foul language

Gouden Kalf winner

UPC Gouden Kalf voor de Beste Publieksfilm Dennis Bots

Other prizes

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm)

Soccer fanatic Akkie from the sixth grade falls seriously ill. She suffers from leukaemia. Youth film, based on a Jacques Vriens book, smoothly touches on light-hearted and serious themes: from friendship to cancer.

Tough sixth grader Akkie is mad about soccer. During school hours, Miss Ina prepares her class for important things like the placement exam, summer camp and the school tournament finals. After school, Akkie prefers to play soccer with her classmates. She does not care that Joep thinks soccer is not for girls. She can easily handle him. But then Akkie comes down with leukaemia. Fortunately, she gets a lot of support from her classmates and Miss Ina. Despite her distress, optimistic Akkie can’t help but meddle in everything, even from her hospital bed, like the line-up of the team. When it seems she will have to miss out on the soccer tournament, Joep comes up with a cool plan. Youth film, based on a Jacques Vriens book.


Director(s) Dennis Bots
Producer(s) Reinier Selen
David Jan Bijker
Harro van Staverden
Production Company
Rinkel Film
Bijker Film & TV
Living Stone
Martin de Witte
Jacomien Nijhof
Peter Beker
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Gerd Schelfhout
Production Design
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
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