Ciske de Rat

Social drama around a street urchin who kills his mother in a fit of anger.

Ciske de Rat brought the first two instalments of Piet Bakker’s famous trilogy about Amsterdam street urchin Ciske Vrijmoet to the screen.

Ciske’s father is at sea and his cruel mother neglects him. The only people who care about what happens to him are schoolmaster Bruis and his father’s new girlfriend aunt Jans. When Ciske accidentally kills his mother by throwing a knife at her in a fit of anger, he is sent to reform school. It looks as if he will be marked for life.


Children’s film about a group of boys on holiday.

A quiet town is having its peace destroyed by a gang of rowdy boys. A worried inhabitant thinks they need to be taught some respect and organises a summer camp in the country where the boys can compete in sports and games. There’s even a bicycle as a prize for the best sportsman. A burglary at a nearby farm threatens to ruin the whole enterprise - the local police think the boys at the summer camp had something to do with it. One of the boys manages to find the real culprits, however, and after an exciting chase they are caught.