Drama by Dutch filmmaker Remy van Heugten (Gluckauf) about a sensitive teenager whose radical behaviour endangers not only himself but his entire family.

Please note that this film is in Dutch, without subtitles.
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At first glance, seventeen-year-old Jerry appears to be a normal teenager. He lives with his single mother and younger sister in a quiet coastal town. But deep inside, the sensitive Jerry is angry and frustrated. He was born with a deformed mouth and believes there is little place for him in this world, in which material possessions and appearance are of the utmost importance. He seeks an outlet for his frustrations by participating in illegal hooligan fights. When his mother, with whom Jerry has a close relationship, starts to distance herself from him, something snaps. Jerry’s behaviour becomes so radical that he endangers not only himself but the entire family.

MASCOTTE is the second feature by Remy van Heugten, whose debut feature GLUCKAUF won four Golden Calf awards. With MASCOTTE, he gives an unmistakable warning about the role that consumerism, social media, pornography, male dominance and violence have come to play in the lives of young people. For the screenplay, van Heugten once again collaborated with writer Gustaaf Peek. The film will have its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, the counterpart to the Sundance Film Festival.

Remy van Heugten, Netherlands, 2021, 100 min. Dutch spoken, without subtitles. With Liam Jeans, Maartje Remmers, Frederike van Oordt, Leopold Witte, Mouad Nineb, Geert Van Rampelberg.