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by Dennis Bots


Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. On the verge of going to high school, Akkie has to allow love to enter her life, and thus gain courage to accept the inevitable.

international title: Cool Kids Don't Cry
original title: Achtste-groepers huilen niet
country: Netherlands
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Dennis Bots
film run: 95'
release date: BE 15/02/2012, NL 15/02/2012
screenplay: Karin van Holst Pellekaan
cast: Hanna Obbeek, Nils Verkooijen, Johanna ter Steege, Eva van der Gucht, Hanna Verboom
cinematography by: Gerd Schelfhout
film editing: Philippe Ravoet
art director: Florian Legters
costumes designer: Margriet Procee
music: Johan Hoogewijs
producer: Michiel Bartels, David-Jan Bijker, Martin Dewitte, Jacomijn Nijhoff, Reinier Selen, Harro van Staverden
production: Rinkel Film B.V., Bijker Productions, Living Stone, Evangelische Omroep (EO)
distributor: Dutch FilmWorks, Kinepolis Film Distribution

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