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I Don’t Wanna Dance – English subtitles

Ketelhuis Expat

Touching coming-of-age drama about a fifteen-year-old boy who has to decide whether or not to step out of his destructive dance with his mother. 

After two years of living with their aunt, fifteen-year-old Joey and his younger brother are returned to their mother, much to their delight. At first, everything goes well: the house is tidy, the fridge is full, Daphne has a job and Joey finds his feet in a dance group. It promises to be a beautiful summer. When Daphne falls back into her old patterns, however, the family happiness soon comes under pressure. Joey does everything in his power to keep youth care away, but how long can he keep up this destructive dance with his mother, at the expense of his own happiness?

I Don’t Wanna Dance is a true story starring Yfendo van Praag, the boy who experienced it himself. Romana Vrede plays his mother.

 


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