In Belfast staat een muur

    • Boudewijn Koole
    • Netherlands, The
    • 2001
    • 50 min
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    Five years ago, director Boudewijn Koole interviewed a number of children about living in Belfast, divided by hatred and a high wall. Although the children are used to this situation, they do not resign themselves to it without a thought. For example, the eleven-year-old Protestant Joseph has a Catholic soccer pal. The Protestant Tammie recounts how her uncle was killed in cold blood. And Uma explains how frustrating it feels to live in a loyalist area as a nationalist. Five years later, the situation in Belfast has hardly changed - but the children’s lives have. Tammie now has a husband and a child, Uma studies up north, Joseph has moved and never sees his friend John anymore. They are not optimistic about the future, but there is a glimmer of hope: John and Joseph meet each other again and, without a word, but with a football, they renew their friendship.

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    • 50 min
    • color
    • video
    Director
    Boudewijn Koole
    Production
    Martine Moonen for VPRO, Jaqeline van Kollenburg
    Cinematography
    Boudewijn Koole, Cees Samsom
    Editing
    Govert Janse, Dolf Fresen
    Sound
    Menno Euwe, Jack Bol, Carla van der Meijs
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