BosBros is the producer of the feature film Sickos. About teenagers with life-threatening cancer who want to live like any healthy 15-year-old. At the hospital they share fun and sorrow together. They jokingly call themselves “Sickos”.
Three teenagers appear to have a lot of fun on the children’s oncology department on the fourth floor of a large hospital. Nick and Iwan both lost a leg as a result of bone cancer. For their friend Olivier an amputation may be the next phase. The fourth of the bunch, Pepijn, is so ill and weak that he often stays in his room. Friendship and a deep desire to live keeps the guys mentally balanced. And of course their interest in sexy girls makes them act like any ordinary teenager. They make jokes about their illness. They call each other “sickos”. The sicko’s cannot walk, but with their wheelchairs they do risky stunts and organise joyrides in the corridors of the hospital. Their friendship changes when Gina arrives. The boys try to seduce her, but Gina is not interested at first, until she realises that her stay in the hospital will be a lot less depressive when she has friends. Sickos is a humorous drama that deals with adolescence and chemotherapy.
The original film (Planta 4A) was released in 2003 in Spain by Antonio Mercero and won several international awards.
Year of production 2012 | Age 12+ | Length 90 minutes
Vera van der Horst
Sem de Vlieger
Nicolette van Dam
SCREENPLAY Lodewijk Crijns
DISTRIBUTION Entertainment One, Mountain Road
D.O.P. Joost van Herwijnen
EDITOR Herman P. Koerts
SOUND DESIGN Marco Vermaas
MUSIC Bart van de Lisdonk
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Addy Otto
PRODUCTION DESIGN Rosa van Gils
COSTUME DESIGN Manon Blom
MAKE UP AND HAIR Monique Mierop
SOUND Joost Roskam
GAFFER Emile Groenewoud