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by Patrice Toye


Belgium, 1978. Katja, Roxy, and a group of other lively girls are too young for love, but still almost mothers. In a hidden location, pregnant teenage girls await the birth of their babies in secret. Some want to put their mistake behind them as soon as possible, but Katja, herself an orphan, clearly wants something different: she longs to have her own little baby. During the long wait, the girls share each other’s joys and sorrows. They form close friendships and distract themselves with strange games – until the bubble bursts, and Katja becomes painfully aware of the plans that the nuns are making behind their backs. She is not going to let this happen to her baby, however…

international title: Little Black Spiders
original title: Little Black Spiders
country: Belgium
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Patrice Toye
film run: 94'
release date: BE 19/09/2012, NL 11/10/2012
screenplay: Patrice Toye, Ina Vandewijer
cast: Line Pillet, Charlotte De Bruyne, Dolores Bouckaert, Ineke Nijssen, Nathalie Verbeke, Martha Vandermeulen, Romy Louise Lauwers, Marjan De Schutter, Renée Vervaet, Dorien De Clippel
cinematography by: Richard Van Oosterhout
film editing: Damien Keyeux
art director: Vincent de Pater
costumes designer: Yan Tax
producer: Antonino Lombardo
co-producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart, Frans Van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld
production: Prime Time, Versus Production, Topkapi Films
distributor: Cinéart, Cinéart Netherlands B.V.
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