MONKEY BUSINESS

APENSTREKEN

By Johan NIJENHUIS

INCREDIBLE FILM - as SALES

Family - Completed 2015

MONKEY BUSINESS from A to Z (family film) is the first Dutch film to be recorded entirely in 3D.

British company Vision3 has been called in to lend their expertise to this production, having worked on the Oscar-winning film Gravity and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, as well as Jupiter Ascending, Edge of Tomorrow, Jack The Giant Slayer and World War Z.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Family, 3D
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Johan NIJENHUIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Lars BOOM, Maarten LEBENS
    • Producer(s)
    • Klaas DE JONG (FARMHOUSE FILM & TV PRODUKSJE), Johan NIJENHUIS (Nijenhuis & Co)
    • Synopsis
    • In the film, we return to the time before education was compulsory. Many young children did not go to school and were instead exploited in factories and on farms. They never learned to read or write. Tom, Dick and Harry have exciting adventures together in a film including a record number of animals: from tame geese to wild goats, from the good old cow to swans to two donkeys in a donkey race – and we get to see lambs being born. 


      THE STORY
      Ten year old Tom dreams of going to school - but he lives in an orphanage. With the other orphans, he is exploited and has to work hard every day at the illegal broom factory in the orphanage basement. The children are desperate for the Education Act to come into force, which will make education compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 10. When Tom manages to escape, Jet lets him hide out at their farm. It is the start of a race against time full of exciting adventures, mischief and new friendships – all while trying to keep Tom out of the hands of the headmistress of the orphanage.
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