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The Indian

Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17, 2011

Most people come from their mother’s tummy. Koos Steggerda came from an airplane. Koos tries desperately to fit in – even adding streaks of blonde to his straight black hair – yet no matter how hard he tries, his small stature and dark features set him apart from his tall blond parents. But one day, strange music draws Koos outside where he meets a band of Peruvian musicians who welcome him as one of their own, and Koos learns that he, too, is a descendent of the Incas. When Koos’ mother becomes pregnant with a “real” Steggerda, Koos rejects his family and sets out on a journey to become the Indian he was born to be. This beautiful family movie swells with lighthearted whimsy while exploring powerful themes of identity, self-discovery, and the true meaning of family.

  • Country Netherlands
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 75 minutes
  • Director Ineke Houtman