Erik in the Land of Insects

Erik of het klein insectenboek


Director: Gidi van Liempd
Screenplay: Cecilie Levy, based on the book by Godfried Bomans
Producer: Eyeworks (NL)
Co-producer: A Private View
Director of Photography: Hein Groot
Editor: Els Voorspoels

Erik is a Dutch ten year-old schoolboy who is studying insects at school, and gets shown and explained a bit about them by his kind and knowledgeable nature-loving grandfather. The grandfather also has a book on insects, which allows Erik to become a miniature man among giant-looking, talking insects, who talk about their way of life.


  • Jasper Oldenhof
  • Jaak Van Assche
  • Lenette van Dongen
  • Yale Sackman
  • Marius Gottlieb

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Feature film
Release year: 2004
Supported by: Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Stimuleringsfonds Nederlandse Culturele Omroepproducties, Cobo-fonds, Rotterdams Fonds voor de film en Audiovisuele Media, Fine, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderling, Media Programme of the European Community, De Commandieten
Release & festivals:

Winner Silver Cairo - Cairo International Film Festival for Children ; Winner Golden Film - Golden and Platin Film

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