Year: 2012
Run Time: 81 minutes

Jojo is a rambunctious ten-year-old who mostly raises himself. Every day he races across the fields to beat his dad as he drives to his job as a security officer. Jojo's mom is a folk singer on tour in America, and he doesn't know when she's coming back. Jojo talks to her on the phone a lot and listens to recordings of her sweet voice. Left alone, Jojo is in charge of washing the clothes and cleaning up the kitchen mess after his dad's rages, which are getting worse. His dad drinks too much and won't let Jojo talk about his mom. One day Jojo finds an injured bird and takes it home to care for it – even though his dad says animals belong outside. How can Jojo keep his friend and help his dad, when all he wants is for his mom to come home? If only Jojo and Kauw could fly off together. KAUWBOY, the Netherlands' entry for the Academy Awards®, provides a marvel in young actor Rick Lens. Note: This film contains minimal strong language. (In Dutch with subtitles) – B.B.

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Boudewijn Koole

Jan van der Zanden, Wilant Boekelman

Boudewijn Koole, Jolein Laarman

Daniël Bouquet

Gys Zevenbergen

Principal Cast
Rick Lens, Loek Peters, Susan Radder, Cahit Ölmez, Ricky Koole

Director Bio
Boudewijn Koole was born in Leiden, Holland and majored in industrial design at the University of Delft. He has directed many television documentaries, is an editor with a television youth series, and is a member of the advisory board of Stimuleringsfonds, a leading Dutch art fund.

Select Filmography
"Drawn Out Love" (2007), KAUWBOY (2012)

Print Source

Waterland Film



This film is presented with the generous support of
An Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisory® practice

Film Sponsor

Strongsville Psychological Services

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