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by Lodewijk Crijns


Three teenagers appear to have a lot of fun on the children's oncology department on the fourth floor of a large hospital. Nick and Iwan both lost a leg as a result of bone cancer. For their friend Olivier an amputation may be the next phase. The fourth of the bunch, Pepijn, is so ill and weak that he often stays in his room. Friendship and a deep desire to live keeps the guys mentally balanced. And of course their interest in sexy girls makes them act like any ordinary teenager. They make jokes about their illness. They call each other "sickos". The sickos cannot walk, but with their wheelchairs they do risky stunts and organise joyrides in the corridors of the hospital. Their friendship changes when Gina arrives. The boys try to seduce her, but Gina is not interested at first, until she realises that her stay in the hospital will be a lot less depressing is she has friends.

original title: Kankerlijers
country: Netherlands
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Lodewijk Crijns
film run: 93'
release date: NL 12/02/2014
screenplay: Lodewijk Crijns, Albert Espinosa
cast: Nicolette Van Dam, Marcel Hensema, Denzel von Deira, Gijs Blom, Vera van der Horst, Massimo Pesik
cinematography by: Joost van Herwijnen
film editing: Herman P. Koerts
music: Bart van de Lisdonk
producer: Burny Bos
production: Bos Bros Film & TV Productions
distributor: E1 Entertainment One Benelux



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