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Original title: Mariken
German title: Mariken
Netherlands, Belgium, 2000

Director: Duren, André van
Production company: Egmond Film & Television
Co-producers: VPRO Television, Hilversum
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

In the Middle Ages old Archibald finds a baby on his way. On her jacket is written in blood "Take care of Mariken". Mariken grows up in the woods alone with old Archibald and Sophie, the goat. They live happily together; Archibald teaches her everything she needs for life. One day Sophie falls prey to a poacher and Mariken sets off for the town to find a new one. This way little Mariken learns how life is in the Middle Ages ...

Well done human historical drama.

Marketing strategies:
65.000 admissions in the Netherlands.

Berlin 2001, Montreal 2001 (Special Jury Prize), Toronto 2001 (Young people's jury prize), Vienna 2001, Olympia 2001, Augsburg 2002, Istanbul 2003, Antwerp/Brugge 2004, Cinepänz Cologne 2004

World sales address/es:
Eyeworks Egmond (NL)
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)
Attraction Distribution (CDN)

Sold to:
VPRO-Televizie (NL)
Jef (BE)
Matthias-Film (D)
C-Films (NL)
Kinderkanal (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)