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Sensei Redemption

Sensei Redemption

After an accident in the world of illegal street fighting and gambling, Sandro is sentenced for ten years in prison. He has to leave his only son, Shendel, behind. When Sandro is free again, all he wants is to recover the relationship with his now-teenaged son. What Sandro doesn’t know is that Shendel’s obsession with easy money has led him to follow in his father’s footsteps, into the world of underground fights. In order to protect his son and win back his trust, Sandro will have to engage in his toughest fight yet.


Sensei Redemption


German Gruber

Year of Release:



Curacao, Netherlands


Papiamentu, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature


119 minutes




Wed 24 Sept, 6.00pm, UWI
Sat 27 Sept, 6.00pm, MovieTowne POS, Q+A

World Premiere

About the Director(s):

German Gruber

German Gruber

German Gruber was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1980, and moved with his family to Bonaire when he was 12 years old. He studied film in the Netherlands and graduated with the short film The Legend of Buchi Fil (2009), a story about slavery on Curaçao, which won numerous international awards, including Best Short Film at ttff/10. Sensei Redemption is his debut feature film. He has settled in Curaçao with the intention of making films that tell the story of the island and its people.

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