"Ciske the Rat"
Directed by Guido Peters
Dutch singing star Danny De Munk is featured as a
troubled kid in the winds of war between his separated parents in this
touching childhood saga set in 1934 Amsterdam. His mother is a promiscuous
bar maid whose disdain for the boy is obvious. And his dad, a mostly absent
merchant seaman, is just not up to the task of raising this good-hearted,
but rambunctious kid. Based on the best-selling
book trilogy by Piet Bakker. Dutch with English subtitles. 107 minutes.