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THE LETTER FOR THE KING

2008 | Pieter Verhoeff

Young Tiuri has to pass the final test before before being knighted by king Dagonaut. He has to pass a night in the chapel, what is suddenly disturbed by a strangers request of help. With his decision to help the stranger, Tiuri abandons his given task and starts into an adventure, that will shape the destiny of Dagonaut. On his journey he learns about the true meaning of love, friendship, courage and loyalty.

„The Letter for the King” ist the movie adaption to one of the most successful dutch books in the twentieth century. It was awarded with the „Griffel of Griffels” as the best youth book in the Netherlands.

Family-Adventure, 110 Min.
Director: Pieter Verhoeff
Script: Marten Lebens, Pieter Verhoeff
D.o.P.: Jules van den Steenhoven
Art Director: Gert Brinkers
Costumes: Peri De Bragança
Editor: Bart van den Broek
Music: Paul M. van Brugge

Cast: Yannick van de Velde, Quinten Schram, Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Schwamborn, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Lars Rudolf

Distributor: www.zorrofilm.de
World sales: www.delphisfilms.com

In coproduction with Eyeworks Egmond Film and television (Netherlands), KRO (Netherlands), Studio.TV.Film (Germany) and ZDF (Germany).
Support by DFFF and Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Festivals / awards / nominations:

Filmfestival Lünen, 2008
Pupils Film Award 10+

International Film Festival For Children and Young Audience in Cottbus
Main Prize in the Junior Film Competition (professional jury)
Junior Film Prize (children jury)