EN - Monk is a warm, tragicomic film about an unusual family and strong family ties. Monk is a 13-year-old hypochondriac. His sister, Joni, is a rebellious adolescent. Mother Maria is a flamboyant Spaniard and his father is an artist at odds with himself. When the family suddenly has to leave for Spain to say goodbye to Maria’s brother who is terminally ill, family relations become strained.

NL - Monk is een warme, tragikomische film over een eigenzinnig gezin en sterke familiebanden. Monk is een 13-jarige hypochondrische jongen, zijn zusje Joni een rebellerende puber, zijn moeder Maria een flamboyante Spaanse en zijn vader Fabian een kunstenaar die met zichzelf in de knoop zit. Wanneer het gezin onverwacht moet afreizen naar Spanje om afscheid te nemen van de zieke broer van Maria, zet dit de onderlinge relaties op scherp.


Title Monk
Original title Monk
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama, roadmovie, tragi-comedy
Year 2017
World première / first public presentation 2017-04-03


Cast Teun Stokkel, Olivia Lonsdale, Marina Gatel, Sam Louwyck
Photography Richard van Oosterhout NSC/SBC
Editing Axel Skovdal, Roelofs NCE, Stanley Kolk NCE
Sound Jan Schermer
Art director Vincent de Pater
Costume Minke Lunter, Rebekka Wörmann
Makeup Marleen Holthuis
Music Djurre de Haan

Technical specs

Running time film 74'
Release format Interop Conformed, JPEG 2000, Encrypted
Aspect ratio 1:2.39
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Main producer Marleen Slot
Main production company Viking Film

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