The Indian

The Indian

film-roll Netherlands / Color / 90' / 2009

Koos (a little boy of almost eight) very much wants to look like his impressive, typically Dutch father, which is not an easy thing, as Koos has been adopted from Peru and is rather small and of dark complexion. One day he sees a Peruvian boy playing a strange kind of music outside the supermarket and discovers that he, like the boy, is of Indian origin. From that day on, despite his Dutch parents, he tries his very best to be a true Indian….

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Ineke Houtman

Ineke Houtman graduated in Directing and Camera at the Dutch Film Academy in 1981. Her graduation film “Albert BV” was awarded with the Special Jury Award at the International Student Film Festival in Tours. With “Idomeneo”, an opera film, Ineke won de Grote Kinderkast award and the Prix Jeunesse. The film was also nominated for an Emmy. “Madelief, Krassen in het Tafelblad” and “Polleke” were both screened at many festivals, including Berlin, and won different awards. “Madelief, Krassen in het Tafelblad” was the Dutch entry for The Academy Awards.

Ineke Houtman
Nynke Klompmaker
Sander Snoep
Elsbeth Kasteel
REC Sound
Sound Design
Jan Willem van den Brink
Film Cast
Matthias den Besten
Bastiaan Ragas
Angelique de Bruijne
Hans Dagelet
Claire Lapadu
David Verbaas
Burny Bos
Michiel de Rooij
Sabine Veenendaal
Stille Nacht (2004)
Polleke (2003)
Kick (2002)
Madelief, Krassen in het Tafelblad (1998)
Voila Madame (1997)
Idomeneo (1993)
Bobby (1991)
Albert BV (1981)
Er was eens (1980)
Feature Fiction FilmIn Competition