DIRECTOR: Mascha Halberstad
CAST: Kees Prins, Hiba Ghafry, Jelka van Houten, Henry van Loon, Matsen Montsma, Loes Luca, Johnny Kraaijkamp, Alex Klaasen, Remko Vrijdag
21 May 2023
Babs is an almost nine-year-old girl who is having a perfectly ordinary summer holiday until her grandfather, whom she’s never met before, arrives from America. He wins Babs’s heart by getting her a piglet for her birthday, and she calls him Oink. However, when Tijn, Babs’s best friend, becomes increasingly suspicious of Grandpa Tuitjes’s big suitcase, he finds a meat-mincing machine and starts to doubt Grandpa’s true intentions. The story takes a turn when Babs’ mother reveals Grandpa Tuitjes’s past and with the help of her family, Babs manages to save Oink from getting minced in the meat-mincing machine just in time. This heartwarming stop-motion animation tale about a child and her pet serves as a charming romp that investigates animal welfare, the meat industry and familial bonds, all while daring to ask the ultimate question: can a pig actually be housebroken?
Oink premiered on the 72nd edition of the Berlin Film Festival (2022) and won three Golden Calves for Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best production Design at the Netherlands Film Festival (2022).
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