VECHTMEISJE | FIGHT GIRL

VECHTMEISJE | FIGHT GIRL

BE/NL 2018. D: Johan Timmers. A: Barbara Jurgens. 85 min. Dutch OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over. Suitable from age 6. Recommended from age 12

When her parents divorce, twelve-year-old Bo moves with her mother and brother to the suburbs of Amsterdam. There she meets Joy, who takes her to go kickboxing. On the mat, the moody Bo learns to turn anger and tension into unerring punches and kicks. Highly concentrated, energetic and pugnacious, she causes a sensation with her talent and soon it becomes clear: Bo should go to the Dutch championships. But life outside the ring is a real pain in her neck and has an effect on her fight. Now Bo has to prove much more than just her ability to punch. (CS)

Winner »EFA Young Audience Award«, European Film Awards 2019; “Best Dutch Family Film” and “Audience Award”, Cinekid Festival 2018 (Netherlands); “City of Malmö Award” and “ECFA Award”, BUFF Malmö Int. FF 2019 (Sweden); “ECFA Award”, Kristiansand Int. Children’s FF 2019 (Norway)

MON, 23.9. | 9 am | Kino im Hafen 2
Guest: Screenwriter Barbara Jurgens
TUE, 24.9. | 9.30 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Screenwriter Barbara Jurgens

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Johann Timmers (*1962) studied history in Amsterdam and then worked as a theatre and film director for cinema, TV and advertising. He became famous especially for the comedies WONDERBROEDERS and LOENATIK, TE GEK!

Filmography (selection)
2018 VECHTMEISJE | 2017 ZOMER IN ZEELAND (TV series)| 2015 ZWARTE TULP 2 | 2014 VOLGENS JACQUELINE (TV series) | 2013 WONDERBROEDERS | 2013 LOENATIK,TE GEK!