12+Youth Film

The Club of Ugly Children

A futuristic society is trying to wipe off the so-called ugly children like dust from a table. President Isimo is trying to purify his people so that only beautiful and other ideal people would remain. One day, the President chooses specifically a handful of youngsters for a “class trip”, but jug-eared Paul notices something is off. Bus 218 starts its journey towards a clean future, but Paul escapes with his classmate and sparks a rebellion. The President’s plans are overthrown when the duo and Sara establish a club which brings forth everyone’s ugly sides.


International Day for Tolerance event
Tue 16 Nov 17.00 Studio


90 min
Subtitles: Finnish, English
Language: Dutch

Netherlands 2019
Original title: De Club van Lelijke Kinderen
Directed by: Jonathan Elbers
Screenplay: Jeroen Margry
Cinematography: Thijmen Doornik
Editing: Matthias den Hartog
Music: Daniel Mester
Cast: Sem Hulsmann, Faye Kimmijser, Narek Awanesyan, Roeland Fernhout, Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Katja Schuurman, Maan De Steenwinkel
Production: Casper Eskes, Wim Boven, Niek Teunissen | Umami Media,,


scifi, thriller, human rights, diversity