Based on the book by popular Dutch author Carry Slee, this all-too-realistic story about a teenager relentlessly tormented by his peers speaks powerfully to the devastating consequences that can result if young people don't stand up and speak out against bullying.
Filmmaker Dave Schram in attendance, April 12 & 15 screenings.
Things aren't easy for Jochem. Taunted and tormented at every turn by his peers, the teenager lives a waking nightmare each day at school. His fellow classmates David and Vera are sympathetic to his plight, but are too scared to stand up to the bullies for fear of reprisal. When Jochem doesn't show up for school the day after a party, the guilt-ridden David and Vera help with the search for their missing friend — but will it be too late for them to say "I'm sorry"? Based on the book by popular Dutch author Carry Slee, Regret! is a realistic story of the devastating consequences that can result if young people don't stand up and speak out against bullying.
Due to the serious and difficult themes addressed by this film, a subject-matter expert will be present for all school screenings.
Themes: Bullying, depression, strength of character, finding one's voice
Content Advisory: Language, physical violence, intense bullying, consumption of alcohol, suicide
|Ages:||12 to 13|
|Grades:||7 to 8|
Director Biography: Dave Schram
Dave Schram is a filmmaker, producer, and graduate of the Netherlands Film Academy. Since co-founding Shooting Star Productions in 1987 with Maria Peters and Hans Pos, he has produced Stijn Coninx's Daens (92), Peters' The Purse Snatcher (95) and Sonny Boy (11), and Jeroen Krabbé's Left Luggage (97), among others. His feature films as director include Timboektoe (07), Furious (11), which won the Rembrandt Award for Best Dutch Youth Film, and Regret! (13).