Director: Nanouk Leopold
Screenplay: Stienette Bosklopper
Producer: Circe Films (NL)
Co-producer: A Private View, The Film Kitchen (NL), Coin Films (DE)
Director of Photography: Frank van den Eeden
Editor: Katharina Wartena

Cobain comes from a broken home, but he is not a broken soul yet. He cares deeply for the person who gave him that funny name: his mother Mia. Living on the streets, Mia just can’t get a grip on her life, even now that she is heavily pregnant with another child. When Cobain demands that Mia get help for herself and the baby, the two separate after a bitter argument. He finds shelter with Mia’s ex Wickmayer, a man who pimps out young, foreign women. Supporting them in their daily lives and flirting with them as he is growing into a young man, Cobain feels he finally found something resembling a home. When Mia attempts to contact her son again, Wickmayer sends her away. But Cobain – seeing she’s in an even worse condition – takes responsibility and tries to help Mia to be a good mother for once.


  • Bas Keizer
  • Naomi Velissariou
  • Wim Opbrouck
  • Dana Marineci
  • Cosmina Stratan

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Feature film
Release year: 2018
Supported by: Netherlands Film Fund, Eurimages, the Co-production Fund for Domestic Broadcasting (CoBO), Netherlands Film Production Incentive, VPRO Television, Abraham Tuschinski Fund, VAF, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, WDR and Creative Europe MEDIA
Distributor: Cinemien (Benelux), W-Film (Germany)

Beta Cinema

Release & festivals:

Winner Best Screenplay - Lecce European Film Festival; Winner Best Film - Crossing Europe Film Festival ; Berlin IFF ; Jeonju IFF ; Karlovy Vary IFF ; Sydney FF ; European Film Market ; Valetta FF ; BIKY ; New Horizons FF ; Bildrausch FF ; Crossing Europe FF Linz ; Fünf Seen Festival ; FF Oostende ; Netherlands FF

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