Director: Martin Koolhoven
Screenplay: Mieke de Jong
Producer: Lemming Film (NL)
Co-producer: A Private View
Director of Photography: Menno Westendorp
Editor: Job ter Burg

Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands, who have a love for elephants. Because of her bipolar mother and the death of her grandmother, Bonnie is the most responsible family member. Struggling with this task, she tries to convince her mother to provide her with a brother.


  • Carice Van Houten
  • Jesse Rinsma
  • Daan Schuurmans

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Feature film
Release year: 2005
Supported by: Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, CoBO-fonds, Stimuleringsfonds Nederlandse Culturele Omroepproducties, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds
Distributor: A-Film
Release & festivals:

Audience Award Best Film - Cinekid ; Golden Calf Audience Award - Dutch Film Festival ; Special Mention International Jury - Festival Internacional de Cinema Infantil ; Young Jury Best Film Prize - London Children's Film Festival ; Special Mention International Jury - Schlingel Film Festival ; Best Film Children Jury - Vilnius International Film Festival for Children ; Special Mention Best Film - Festival Internacional de Cine para Ninos ; Best Feature Film & Guri Prize - Divercine International Filmfestival for Children & Youth ; Best Film by International Jury & Ecumenical Prize - Film Festival Zlin ; Young Audience Award Best Film - Leeds Young People's Film Festival ; Silver Cairo Award Best Film - Cairo International Film Festival for Children

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