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Cool Kids Don't Cry

Original title: Achtste Groepers huilen niet
German title: Coole Kinder weinen nicht
Belgium, Netherlands, 2012

Director: Bots, Dennis
Production company: Rinkel Film
Co-producers: Living Stone, EO
Age recommendation: 9 years and up

Akkie is a spirited young girl, who loves soccer, even though her classmate Joep thinks that soccer is not meant for girls. When Akkie is diagnosed with leukemia, she remains optimistic. She even continues interfering with the school soccer tournament while she is lying in the hospital. But when Akkie’s health deteriorates so much she is no longer able to participate in the tournament, Joep comes up with a really special plan.

Marketing strategies:
Based on the best-selling Benelux novel by Jacques Vriens.

Toronto 2012 (awarded), Giffoni 2012, Lucas Frankfurt 2012, Nueva Mirada Buenos Aires 2012 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam 2012, Vienna ICFF 2012 (awarded), BUFF Malmö 2013, Siping ICFF (China) 2013 (awarded), Cinema in Sneakers Warsaw 2016, Kinderfilmfest Steiermark Graz 2016

World sales address/es:
Highpoint (GB)

Sold to:
Dutch Film Works (NL)