Ciske the Rat

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“Ciske de Rat” belongs to the Dickensean “little man’s hard life” model and tells a deceptively simple story about a boy in modern Netherlands. Persecution, loneliness, adults’ hostility, fear, mixture of obstinacy and tenderness, and even an imprisonment. Excellent camera movement and delicate portraying of Ciske’s fragile soul put this film out of merely historical context and ensure its place in the history of great cinema.

  1. Wolfgang Staudte


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dick van der Velde

    .Ciske (Franciscus Aloyisius Gerardus) Vrijmoeth (Ciske de Rat)

  2. Kees Brusse

    Kees Brusse

    Onderwijzer Bruis

  3. Jenny van Maerlant

    Ciskes moeder

  4. Riek Schagen

    Tante Jans

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Ciske the Rat



Original Title Ciske de Rat

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 6, 1955


Original Language Dutch; Flemish

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -


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