De belofte van Pisa

Norbert ter Hall Feature film - 2019 - 107 min.
Twelve plus
Drug and alcohol abuse
Foul language

Samir is a talented trumpeter, but his background does not really help him at the elitist music school. When his elder brother is put behind bars after a hold-up, the question is whether Samir will manage to keep to the straight and narrow. Adaptation of Mano Bouzamour’s debut novel.

Sam Zafar - Samir for his family – manages to make it to the white bastion that the elitist music high school in Amsterdam Zuid is. His elder brother – who has already left the straight and narrow path – makes him promise something: Sam must exploit his talents and pass the final exams, as an exception in his family. While prejudice, the lure of crime and his family’s ignorance keep dogging Sam, a coming-of-age story unfolds full of drama, humour, love and music. Based on Mano Bouzamour’s autobiographical novel.


Director(s) Norbert ter Hall
Producer(s) Rolf Koot
Production Company
All Yours Film
Tomas Leyers
Robert Kievit
Co-production Company
Director of Photography
Production Design
Pepijn van Looy
Joke Geuze
Wilma Schuemie
Costume Design
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Rui Reis Maia
Jasper Boeke
Diederik Rijpstra
TV Company
Still Photography
Production Country