Dutch films make a splash over the Christmas season
by Vitor Pinto
- Two sequels, a family film and a documentary did well at the Dutch box office
The Christmas season has been very kind to Dutch films, which performed extremely successfully at the local box office. Two sequels, a festive family film and a music documentary were the main titles responsible for making such a splash.
Will Koopman’s comedy Viper’s Nest 2 [+see also:
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400,000 people went to see Barbara Bredero’s Mister Twister on Stage [+see also:
film profile], the third instalment in the Mister Twister series. Produced by PV Productions, the film follows a group of students who are excited about their rehearsals for the big end-of-term play – until they find out that their headmaster has chosen a terribly boring medieval piece for them to perform.
Meanwhile, Tim Oliehoek’s Dutch-Belgian-Luxembourgian co-production Wiplala [+see also:
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Lastly, over 10,000 people saw Heddy Honigmann’s documentary Around the World in 50 Concerts. Produced by Cobos Films, the movie shows how in 2013 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra toured the whole world to celebrate its 125th anniversary, playing 50 concerts spread over six continents.