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Ballen

The Netherlands, Dutch, 11 mins

  • Director: Janne Schmidt
  • Writer: Paul Bontenbal
  • Producer: Niels Bourgonje; Janne Schmidt

CGiii Comment

This really is a special, wonderful film, let your tears flow...

Beautifully composed, brilliantly constructed...the contrast in characters is masterful.

Stunning.


Watch...

Ballen (English) from Janne Schmidt on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, 22-year-old student Teun has to move back in with his parents to undergo chemotherapy. His dorm mates have organized a farewell dinner and the evening starts of pleasantly, but soon enough emotions are running high. One of Teun's flatmates suggests a risky undertaking, to save the evening.

Cast & Characters

Bram Suyker as Teun;
Lowie van Oers as Lodewijk;
Jonas Smulders as Sjoerd;
Steven Joles as Stefan;
Joerie Widdershoven as Dirk Jan;
Margo Dames as Moeder;
Wim Bouwens as Vader

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