Synopsis: Jojo, a lively 10-year-old with a difficult home life marked by a volatile father & an absent mother, finds solace in an abandoned baby jackdaw. Through the special friendship he builds with the bird, the wall between him & his father will be brought down.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Boudewijn Koole
  14 wins & 4 nominations.
81 min

- First, there is nothing.

- There is nothing.

- Nothing at all.

- Nothing at all, it is all black.

- But then:

- That's right.

I'm going to win.

In a film by Boudewijn Koole.

There goes Speedy and behind him

drives the slow snail.

I've got your little one.

You're a tough one.

What would you like to eat?

Mashed potatoes?

I hate it too,

but dad wanted it for dinner.

How about mashed potatoes

with cauliflower?

Do you fancy this?

Just cauliflower, I like that.

I think your mum is really stupid

chucking you out of the nest like that.

You've got to eat, you know.

E, A, T, eat or you'll die.

A drink?

Would you like to see the bathroom?

If you have to go, lift up the seat.

The towels are over there.

That's where mummy used to sleep

and daddy still does.

He doesn't like pets or plants.

He always says:

Animals and plants belong outside.

It's so quiet, isn't it?

Look, this is my room.

That's dad and mum in America.

That's me with dad and mum.

Do you know how we went to America?

By plane.

You can't fly yet, but you'll learn.

That's mummy performing in a band.

In Westland.

That's in South Africa.

We fed the giraffes

out of a little train.

That's mummy, she made it herself.

Do you like it too?

I guess so, because your ear

is up against the speaker.

It's about the stars and the moon

and stuff like that.

I play it every night

before I go to sleep.

I'm glad I found you. You're going

to sleep right next to me, won't you?


Jackdaw, are you going to eat?

Otherwise you'll die.

Please? If you're going to die

I might as well have left you there.

You're so sweet,

I want to keep you as a pet.

Okay, that's it, come on, eat.

Come on. Please?

Be quiet, or you'll wake dad up.

Hello mum, how are you?

I'm fine and so is dad.

I slept in his bed last night.

It was really nice.

You've got your own bed.

And he let me stay.

Now move.

Well mum, how are things over there?

Is it fun? Do you miss us?

No, just a little bit.

Mum, I've got a surprise for you.

It's for your birthday.

It's black and it's just as big as a...

as the peanut butter lid.

I've got to go, bye.

It's an alligator, not a crocodile.

Mum had crocodile boots like that.


Are we going to fight? Boxing?

You fight like a girl.

No ear-pulling, Jojo.

So I fight like a girl, right?

I've had enough now.

Jojo is free.

Over here.

Keep the ball in front of you.

Well done. Jojo is free.

Well done, come on swim yourself free.

Jairo, take it easy.

Knock it off.

Listen, Jojo. Are you listening?

If you do that again, I'll call your dad

and you're out of the team.

- But he started it.

- I don't care.

If he kicks you, you come to me.

You don't bite. Shut up.

Thank you. I'll see you next week.

Your little one eats.

Don't worry about your little one,

he's eating.

He's safe with me.

Come on, boy. You've got to eat.

Yes, well done.

Do you want another one?

Well done. Who's a big eater?

There you are, dad.

- For you, dad.

- Just put it down.

- Don't you want a drink?

- Just put it down.

Look, a boy in my class

found a jackdaw.

And... Well, he tried to put it back.

But then the mother

jackdaw came at him.

And then the chick

fell out of the nest again.

So then he took it home.

His parents let him. If he were your son

would you let him keep it?

- No, you always put it back.

- Yes, but he tried that.

And then it fell out again.

So what then?

Would you let him keep it?

- Pass me that extension thing.

- Dad?

- Could he keep it?

- Animals and plants belong outside.

Okay, dad.

A jackdaw.

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