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Ciske the Rat (1984)

Ciske de Rat (original title)
A poor 11 year old schoolboy with a heart of gold grows up in 1930s Amsterdam.

Director:

Guido Pieters

Writers:

Piet Bakker (novel), Karin Loomans
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny de Munk ... Ciske Vrijmoeth / Ciske de Rat
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Moeder Marie
Herman van Veen Herman van Veen ... Meester Bruis
Willem Nijholt ... Oom Henri
Peter Faber Peter Faber ... Vader Cor
Rijk de Gooyer ... Rechercheur Muyskens
Linda van Dyck Linda van Dyck ... Tante Jans
Carolien van den Berg Carolien van den Berg ... Tante Chris
Adriaan Olree Adriaan Olree ... De Goey
Ingeborg Uyt den Boogaard Ingeborg Uyt den Boogaard ... Schooljuffrouw
Danny Merk Danny Merk ... Theo
Mara Peelen Mara Peelen ... Corrie
Rudi Falkenhagen Rudi Falkenhagen ... Cafebaas (as Rudy Falkenhagen)
Hans Holtkamp Hans Holtkamp ... Vriend van Henri
Henk Rigters Henk Rigters ... Van Loon
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11 year old Amsterdam schoolboy Ciske, a scamp with a heart of gold, causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher. Yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one of the only children to befriend him and is bullied as a result. His mother works in a bar and Ciske helps out often late into the night - his father is at sea and his mother supplements her income with prostitution. Ciske also smolders with rage at life's injustices. Written by kabouter <kab@kabouter.demon.nl>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Version of Ciske de Rat (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Ik voel mij zo verdomd alleen
Lyrics by Karin Loomans
Music by Herman van Veen
Performed by Danny de Munk
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Powerful drama about a lonely boy
10 April 2007 | by ninoguapoSee all my reviews

Much more than another coming of age movie – Ciske the rat is a fine example of the Dutch cinema. If you are found of the treble music you will definitely notice the song at the beginning performed by the Danny De Munk (famous singer from Netherlands) who plays the role of the troubled young lad – Ciske.

The childhood of Ciske in not easy – his father is sailing away and his mother does not really care about him. With rebellious spirit the young Ciske spends most of his time on the streets of Amsterdam. No one pays attention to the lonely boy. Trying to cope with the harsh live and attract some love and sympathy he has troubles with the law and even spends some time in prison. I really admired the way he protected himself there – if only all people were as strong as he turned out to be. Ciske has generous heart and when his teacher notices that he tries to help the young lad to take the right path.

Ciske the Rat is powerful and graphically brutal drama which is sure to leave a long lasting impression to anyone who had a chance to see it. I truly enjoyed watching it and highly recommend it.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

29 March 1984 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Sigma Film Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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