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by Nanouk Leopold


Cobain comes from a broken home, but he is not a broken soul yet. He cares deeply for the person who gave him that funny name: his mother Mia. Living on the streets, Mia just can't get a grip on her life, even now that she is heavily pregnant with another child. When Cobain demands that Mia get help for herself and the baby, the two separate after a bitter argument. He finds shelter with Mia's ex Wickmayer, a man who pimps out young, foreign women. Supporting them in their daily lives and flirting with them as he is growing into a young man, Cobain feels he finally found something resembling a home. When Mia attempts to contact her son again, Wickmayer sends her away. But Cobain - seeing she's in an even worse condition - takes responsibility and tries to help Mia to be a good mother for once.

original title: Cobain
country: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Nanouk Leopold
film run: 100'
screenplay: Stienette Bosklopper
cast: Bas Keizer, Naomi Velissariou, Wim Opbrouck, Dana Marineci, Cosmina Stratan, Sofia Dossantos, Maria Kraakman, Maartje van de Wetering, Thomas Ryckewaert, Ward Weemhoff
cinematography by: Frank van den Eeden
film editing: Katharina Wartena
art director: Elsje de Bruin
costumes designer: Manon Blom
music: Harry de Wit
producer: Stienette Bosklopper, Lisette Kelder
co-producer: Ineke Kanters, Dries Phlypo, Herbert Schwering, Jan van der Zanden
executive producer: Corinna Dästner, Juri Keuter
line producer: Ben Bouwmeester
production: Circe Films, A Private View, Coin Film GmbH, The Film Kitchen, VPRO Television
backing: Eurimages
distributor: Cinemien, W-film Filmproduction & Distribution
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