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by Steven Wouterlood


Sam (10) and his family head off to the Dutch island of Terschelling on holiday, but his brother breaks his leg on their first day there. Bad luck for his brother, but the accident lets Sam meet Tess; a peculiar girl who has an ingenious plan for getting to know her birth father. She's got just one week to make his acquaintance, and she decides that Sam should help her. Although Sam is forcing himself to practice being alone to protect himself from future grief, he discovers during his adventures with Tess how important family really is. 

international title: My Extraordinary Summer with Tess
original title: Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess
country: Netherlands, Germany
sales agent: Picture Tree International
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Steven Wouterlood
film run: 83'
release date: NL 3/07/2019, NO 30/08/2019, FR 28/09/2019, DE 23/04/2020
screenplay: Laura van Dijk
cast: Jennifer Hoffman, Julian Ras, Hans Dagelet, Guido Pollemans, Tjebbo Gerritsma, Terence Schreurs, Johannes Kienast, Suzan Boogaerdt, Sonny Coops Van Utteren, Josephine Arendsen
cinematography by: Sal Kroonenberg
film editing: Christine Houbiers
art director: Florian Legters
music: Franziska Henke
producer: Piet-Harm Sterk, Joram Willink
co-producer: Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
production: Bind, ostlicht filmproduktion GmbH, VPRO Television
backing: Netherlands Film Fund (NL)
distributor: September Film Distribution Netherlands, Storytelling, Les Films du Préau, Farbfilm Verleih GmbH

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