VIOLET

By Bas DEVOS

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Drama - Completed 2014

15-year-old Jesse is the only one who witnessed the stabbing of his friend Jonas. Now he has to face his family and friends from the BMX riders crew and explain the unexplainable — how he feels about it.

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AFI FEST 2014
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Action/Adventure, Crime
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bas DEVOS
    • Synopsis
    • On their way home early one summer, Jesse and Jonas get into an argument with two youngsters, whereby Jonas gets
      stabbed. Jesse is the only witness of the murder.
      In shock, Jesse, is taken care of by his parents. They are at a loss for words. All Jesse’s circle of friends, a group
      of young BMX riders, can come up with is questions – questions Jesse is unable to answer. The group do their best
      to take care of him, taking him to the skate ground and to concerts. Feeling the weight of their looks, however, Jesse
      increasingly isolates himself to get over the loss.
      At nights he sneaks towards Jonas’s parents’ house. He takes a certain amount of comfort from observing those
      who share his grief. When Jonas’s father catches him in the act one day and gives him Jonas’s old BMX as a present,
      Jesse gradually starts realizing what is happening to him.
      He realizes that a visit to the scene of the crime will be the only way to get over the loss and confront his loneliness.
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