Kicks
Drama

Kicks

A heart-warming film that notes the differences between people, but mostly emphasises their similarities.

Kicks is a gritty but hilarious kaleidoscopic look at present-day Holland. While at times confrontational, the film also takes a witty look at the emotional dilemmas, fears, expectations and misunderstandings that exist in a multicultural society. The actors of Moroccan descent who starred in the successful Shouf Shouf Habibi! are now joined by a collection of native Dutch actors.

A host of characters, both funny and serious, are observed by two young Moroccan Dutchmen. All represent some layer of Dutch society: a beautiful upper class girl sets out to meet a 'real' immigrant, a filmmaker tries to make a film about the fate of asylum seekers and fails spectacularly, a Moroccan-Dutch army sergeant searches for true love and a young homeless shelter assistant seeks happiness outside the familiar ground of her family and her workplace.
Awards
Golden Calf ‘Best Music’ 2007
International Film Festival Cairo ‘Best Screenplay’ 2007
Stills
Aaliyah Denise