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Genre: Coming-of-Age, Drama, Family Collection
Original Title: Bluebird
Year: 2004
Original Version: Dutch
Duration: 90′
Subtitled in: English


Thirteen-year-old Merel appears to be a model child. She is diligent in school and cares for her disabled brother at home. If there is anything different about Merel, it may be that she appears less mature than most of her classmates and doesn’t belong to a particular group or clique. None of this explains, however, why she becomes the target of some very nasty, insidious bullying. There comes a point when she must decide between allowing herself downward spiral to continue or trying to stop it at last.

Director: Mijke de Jong
Writer: Helena van der Meulen
Cast: Elske Rotteveel, Kees Scholten, Elsie de Brauw and Jaap Spijkers
Producers: Hans de Weers, Hans de Wolf
Director of photography: Goert Giltay
Sets: Jolein Laarman
Editor: Dorith Vinken