"De Boontjes" shows a double portrait of Rodney and Mitchel. Rouph, Rotterdam-born Rodney has 23-year-old Mitchel reintegrate in his coffee bar. When Rodney is in direct contact with Mitchel, he seems to look in the mirror by seeing a younger version of himself. His mission to let Mitchel return to society is inextricably linked to his own childhood wound.

De Boontjes will premier during the Dutch Film Festival on Saturday September 26.

After the premier De Boontjes will be available on demand at the online festival from September 30st 00:00 till October 1st 23:59 through:

Dichterbij will be broadcasted on Sunday October 11 by BNNVARA at NPO3.


Year:             2020

Length:         25 minutes   

Language:    Dutch

Subtitles:      Dutch 

Format:        16:9 Widescreen  


Directed by: Anne van Helvoort

With special thanks to: Rodney & Mitchel

Camera: Jefrim Rothuizen

Sound: Diego van Uden

Editing: Luuk van Stegeren

Sound design & mix: Bart Jilesen

Music: Jasper Boeke

Grading: Barend Onneweer

Post-production: Rob Maas

Coaching: Marc Schmidt

Line producer: Anjet Blinde

Producer: Ilja Kok

BNNVARA: Sjoerd van den Broek

This production was realized in the light of Teledoc Campus, a collaboration of CoBO, Netherlands Film Fund, NPO and NPO-fund. 

Produced by Copper Views in co-production with BNNVARA.

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