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by Mark De Cloe


Luuk Bos is twelve years old. A small, slight boy with bright red hair, for as long as he can remember, Luuk has been convinced that he is the son of the strongest man in the world. The boy has grown up with his single moth - er Dorien and, when he was younger she would tell him the most won - derful stories about his father. When Luuk, whose striking appearance has earned him the name ‘red dwarf ’ moves up to secondary school, he falls head over heels in Minke, who is strong and independent. One day he comes across a competition to find the town’s strongest man. This is where he meets one of the contestants, René. René once had red hair, just like Luuk. Gradually, Luuk begins to feel convinced that strongman René could in fact be his biological father. But when his mother hears about this she decides to tell her son the truth…

international title: The strongest man in Holland
original title: De Sterkste Man van Nederland
country: Netherlands
sales agent: NL Film
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Mark De Cloe
film run: 80'
screenplay: Pieter Bart Korthuis, Maarten Lebens
cast: Bas van Prooijen, Suzan Boogaerdt, Loek Peters, Yenthe Dirks, Borre Stokdijk
cinematography by: Bert Plot
film editing: Moek De Groot
art director: Eric Bernhard
costumes designer: Monica Petit
music: Rainer Hensel
producer: Alain De Levita, Brigitte Baake, Marga Visser
production: NL Film
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