30.09. - 09.10.2021

Mike Says Goodbye! Netherlands 2012 | 93 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Maria Peters

Maria Peters (*1958) studied at the Dutch Film Academy and is co-founder of the Shooting Star film company. As director and author, she has made various children's films and produced the winner of the 2012 Michel prize Stay!

rated for 0 + years
RECOMMENDED FROM AGE 9: After spending months in hospital, 10-year old Mike is finally supposed to be released, but his mother isn't there to pick him up. The strict youth welfare officer Celia, known to Mike because of her curly hair as "the poodle", wants to transfer him to a foster family until it's established whether his mother can take care of him. Now Mike has to spend Christmas with a set of strangers, but is convinced that he can look after himself. He tries everything to convince the welfare office to let him go home.

Screening on 01.10. in attendance of:
Maria Peters (Director)

Screening on 05.10. in attendance of:
Maas Bronkhuyzen (Cast)

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Original title: De Groeten van Mike!
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Dutch
Section: Michel
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Maria Peters
Screenplay: Mirjam Oomkes, Willemine van der Wiel
Cast: Maas Bronkhuyzen, Faas Wijn, Bracha van Doesburgh, Leona Philippo, Carine Crutzen
Producer: Dave Schram, Hans Pos, Maria Peters, Danielle Guirguis
Director of Photography: Erwin Steen
Music: Herman Witkam
Production Design: Florian Legters
Editor: Robin de Jong
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: BluRay
German Distributor:
World Sales: Shooting Star Filmcompany
Production: Shooting Star Filmcompany


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