12-year-old Niilas lives in Belgium with his dad. He hasn’t seen his mother for a long time. Now, it’s time for him to go visit her and her new family in Northern Sweden. But the boy isn’t happy about it at all.
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Though burdened with a well-worn premise and hurt by short running time that doesn't let the story fully flesh out, Clinckspoor does try to bring some energy to the film. Sadly, that energy is mostly misdirected, with many scenes feeling over-dramatic (often played for more poignancy or suspense than is actually there). It also has an intrusive (and often misplaced) score and obnoxious sound design.