A van Abeltje

A BURLESQUE VAUDEVILLE ROAD MOVIE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY, BASED UPON THE FAMOUS BOOK BY ANNIE M.G. SCHMIDT.

Abeltje and Laura joined the circus as illusionists. This afternoon they will do the performance they have been working on all summer under the direction of Professor Pinsky. Abeltje can make Laura disappear from a cabinet chest. But just when Laura is about to reappear, the cabinet chest stays empty. Laura is gone. Further investigation learns that Laura has been kidnapped. On the way they encounter - besides beautiful landscapes - very special people. Leilos the tiger tamer, the stationmaster and his wife, the sword swallower, Bluenose and Hunchback; all provide them with clues that appear to be dead ends. But just when they are about to give up, fate takes a turn.

FEATURE FILM IN DEVELOPMENT writer JANNEKE VAN DER PAL BASED ON THE BOOK 'DE A VAN ABELTJE' BY ANNIE M.G. SCHMIDT DIRECTOR ARNO DIERICKX PRODUCERS DANIELLE GUIRGUIS & HANS DE WEERS GENRE FAMILY, BURLESQUE ROAD MOVIE SUPPORTED BY NETHERLANDS FILM FUND SELECTED FOR THE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET OF CINEKID