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by Paula van der Oest


On 23 May 2010, 21-year-old Tonio van der Heijden was hit by a car and taken in a critical condition to hospital, where he died. A tragic event that drastically changed the lives of his parents, who watched their only son pass away in intensive care. Reminded of his life by everything around and inside them, Tonio’s life left a legacy of phantom pain for his parents who mourn, and struggle to prevent their own lives from being dragged into a downward spiral of sorrow.

international title: Tonio
original title: Tonio
country: Netherlands, Belgium
sales agent: Dutch Features Global Entertainment
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Paula van der Oest
film run: 100'
release date: NL 22/09/2016
screenplay: Hugo Heinen
cast: Chris Peters, Pierre Bokma, Rifka Lodeizen, Henri Garcin, Beppie Melissen, Pauline Greidanus, Stefanie van Leersum
cinematography by: Guido van Gennep
film editing: Sander Vos
art director: Harry Ammerlaan
music: Fons Merkies
producer: Alain De Levita, Sytze Van Der Laan, Sabine Brian
production: NL Film, NTR, Nanook Entertainment, Zilvermeer Productions
backing: Netherlands Film Production Incentive
distributor: September Film Distribution Netherlands
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