PÖFF : BNFF

Rookie

Local title
Kollanokk
Title in Russian
Молокосос
Original title
Rookie
Director
Lieven Van Baelen
Country
Belgium
Year
2021
Programme
Estonian Olympic Committee Sports Film Programme
Subject
family relations, sport, soul-searching, lifestyle

“Rookie” follows the story of Nicky (Matteo Simoni), a young ambitious and confident pure-blooded motorcyclist. He always puts his life on the line while racing, not for the money but for kicks, respect and fame. When he gets into an accident, his world crumbles apart, not sure whether he’ll ever be able to race again.

He has trouble accepting this new life and turns to his sister-in-law Vero (Veerle Baetens) and her son Charlie (Valentijn Braeckman) to start over. But the adrenaline junkie inside him rears his ugly head and Nicky tries to relive his dream by coaching his nephew Charlie. It quickly becomes clear though that they’re not cut from the same cloth.

Director
Lieven Van Baelen
Screenwriter
Charlie Brafman, Magnus McCullagh, Lieven Van Baelen
Cast
Matteo Simoni, Veerle Baetens, Valentijn Braeckman, Stefaan Degand, Tibo Vandenborre
Producer
Eurydice Gysel, Koen Mortier
DoP
Glynn Speeckaert
Editor
Manu Van Hove
Music
Daan
Production
Czar Film
World sales
DFW International
Runtime
Language
Dutch
Subtitles
English
Director
Lieven Van Baelen

Lieven Van Baelen (snd 1973)

Rookie (2021)

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Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening051502 / Kollanokk
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening151601 / Kollanokk
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
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