Kauwboy (2012)

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Directer:Boudewijn Koole   Producer:Wilant Boekelman, Jan van der Zanden  Writter:Boudewijn Koole, Jolein Laarman   Music:Helge Slikker  

Cinematography:Daniël Bouquet   Editor:Gys Zevenbergen Running time:81 min    Country:Netherlands  Language:Dutch Genre:Drama Family   Subtitle: English/
Rick Lens ... Jojo, Loek Peters ... Ronald, Cahit Ölmez ... Deniz,
Susan Radder ... Yenthe, Ricky Koole ... July




ҧ:8 wins

Berlin International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix Best Feature Film
Boudewijn Koole 
Through a distinctly intimate style we are sucked into and moved by a young boys struggle for finding his way out of almost unbearable grief. Beautiful cinematic moments, a little black bird and blue bubble gum are the ingredients that make this a truly original film. A story about love, and the dark and light moments of a father and a son.
First Movie Award Generation Kplus
Boudewijn Koole 
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won UNICEF Award Special Mention
Boudewijn Koole 
European Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won European Discovery of the Year Boudewijn Koole 
Young Audience Award Boudewijn Koole 
Kristiansand International Children''s Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won Audience Award Best Film
Boudewijn Koole 
Nederlands Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won Dutch Film Critics Award Boudewijn Koole 
Golden Calf Best Music (Beste Muziek)
Helge Slikker 

10-year-old Jojo lives alone with his father, a night watchman. His mother is said to be a country singer touring the US but because his dad won’t tell him anything more, Jojo’s left on his own to worry. When a young jackdaw falls out of his nest one day, Jojo takes him in. He forgets his troubles for a while, caring for the bird and making a new friend too. Life seems to be getting better, though his worries about his mother don’t completely go away. A beautiful film telling a truly touching story about growing up in a tough situation...

The official submission of the Netherlands to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013