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Jamie and Imane are new friends and students at a Dutch boarding school for the deaf. When Jamie’s grandmother falls ill and ends up in a Paris hospital, her parents inform her that there is not enough time to take her along. But daring Imane has an even bolder idea – the two of them will travel to Paris alone to visit Jamie’s grandmother. But what sort of trip would it be if everything went according to plan? A series of obstacles and extraordinary encounters will turn their journey into an unforgettable adventure. Okthanksbye is an adventure story about growing up, friendship and family, but also about claiming your place in a world that doesn’t always make room for you.
Nicole van Kilsdonk (1965) is a director and screenwriter. She earned a degree from the Academy of Journalism, after which she graduated in screenwriting and directing from the Netherlands Film and TV Academy. She directs films for all ages, while her family films have screened all over the world. Among them is the award-winning The Day when My Father Became a Bush (KinoKino 2017), filmed in co-production with Croatia.