Ciske the Rat

(1984)
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Lovable Amsterdam street urchin, 11 year old Ciske is nevertheless much in need of love as the Dutch 1984 title suggests. He is a scamp with a heart of gold. He causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher yet when a polio-crippled boy joins the class Ciske is one of the only children to befriend him and is bullied as a result. His mother works in a bar and Ciske helps out often late into the night - his father is at sea and his mother supplements her income with prostitution. Ciske is also a very angry young man and he smoulders with rage at life's injustices.

  1. Guido Pieters

    Director

  2. Piet Bakker

    Writer

Facts

Original Title Ciske de Rat

Status Released

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  • April 29, 1984
    Theatrical

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Original Language Dutch; Flemish

Runtime 1h 47m

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