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From age 12 and up Offensive use of language Sex Violence
Ernest Dickerson, 2017 130 minutes Lennie James, Colin Salmon, Alexander Karim, Melanie Liburd, Saycon Sengbloh USA English 25 May 2017 Dutch

A scintillating portrait of Antillean society unfurls in an ostensibly simple game of dominoes. Based on the eponymous Curaçaoan bestseller by Frank Martinus Arion.

Now a successful doctor in the Netherlands, Ostrik Fiel returns to his childhood home - the island of Curaçao. As Ostrik visits his birthplace, a flood of memories come rushing back. In 1973, Ostrik was eleven years old, and in awe of his father Bubu. One of the island's most gregarious taxi drivers, Bubu holds court with three friends for a game of dominos every Sunday. Served glasses of rum by Bubu's wife Nora, the weekly game often reveals hidden tensions between the men. As simmering jealousies lead the group of friends to increasingly drastic actions, Ostrik sees how the value of success, the price of loyalty, and the way in which friends and lovers measure the worth of their connections often only serve to keep them away from the freedom and success they so desperately seek.

DUBBELSPEL was directed by Ernest Dickerson, who rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s as Spike Lee's favourite cinematographer. Dickerson himself directed various episodes of television series such as THE WIRE, THE WALKING DEAD, TREME and DEXTER.

★★★★ De Limburger - '..filmbewerking die de vele lezers van het boek zal verrassen.'

★★★ NRC - 'Verfilming roman Arion is vooral feest van herkenning.'