Blood Brothers

Based on true events of an infamous murder case from the early 1960s.

Simon, a 16-year-old boy is desperately trying to be friends with Arnout and Victor Van Riebeeck, two brothers from a wealthy family. He manages to become part of their clique. Then Ronnie, a petty thief, cunningly manages to blackmail the boys. Ronnie is on the run from the police, and convinces the boys to give him shelter and hide him from the law in the attic of the Van Riebeeck villa. Ronnie spends over five weeks in the attic without anyone else being aware of the uninvited houseguest. That is, until the family goes on holiday.

ORIGINAL TITLE

Bloedbroeders

RELEASE YEAR

2008

GENRE

Psychological drama

LANGUAGE

Dutch

DIRECTOR

Arno Dierickx

WRITERS

Bert Bouma and Jan Bernard Bussemaker

CAST

Erik van Heijningen, Matthijs van de Sande  Bakhuyzen, Derk Stenvers

CO-PRO

AVRO (NL) and Zoo Pictures (NL)

SALES AGENT

Non Stop Sales

BUDGET

€ 800.000

FINANCIERS

CoBO Fund (NL), the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (NL), Dutch Cultural Media Fund and Rotterdam Film Fund

DISTRIBUTOR

Benelux Film Distributors

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Ourense Independent Film Festival (Carlos Vela Award Best Director), Netherlands Film Festival (nominated for the Golden Calf for Best Music, Best Production Design, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actor & Best Director), Berlin European Film Market, Montreal World Film Festival, San Sebastian, Pantallia Pinamar Film Festival, Guadalajara Film Festival, BUF, RIFF, Lowkult Bulgary

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