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English title: Dojo
Original title: Dojo
German title: Dojo
Netherlands, 2022

Director: Conen, Boris Paval
Production company: Phanta Basta!
Age recommendation: 9 years and up
Length: 87 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Surinamese-Dutch Brandon (13) hasn’t had the easiest of starts: there’s always quarrelling at home and he has to care for his younger sister. But this teen is extremely streetwise and soon makes friends with Billy, the cool leader of a youth gang. One evening Brandon breaks into Kai’s judo school, and he catches the 13-year-old. The former judo champion recognises the problems the young man is facing and tries to get him to focus his energies in the ‘dojo’. When Brandon – who has risen up the street hierarchy – becomes involved in a big crime, the teenager is forced to choose once and for all which side he is on.

Cinekid Amsterdam CFF 2022, JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2023, Kristiansand CFF 2023, Zlin CFF 2023, Zürich IFF 2023

ECFA interview available

World sales address/es:
Phanta Vision (NL)