“Zeppos – Het Mercatorspoor” tells the story of digital citizen Benjamin Correll who, on his 18th birthday, inherits his father’s lost legacy Ben Correll: a box of very old things, including a very rare old book. When he gives the old book to Celine, the girl he was a fan of, he inadvertently starts a chain reaction. An old man who introduces himself as Zeppos takes a keen interest in the book, formerly the property of the cartographer Mercator. Using the secret messages in Mercator’s book, the trio reveal more and more mystery, but a ruthless opponent tries to stop them. Their dangerous pursuit not only brings them closer to Mercator’s secret, but also confronts Benjamin with his origins. The result is an adventure movie for young and old, full of action and nostalgia.
Carry Goossens takes on the role of the legendary Kapitein Zeppos, the main character from the popular VRT TV series from the 1960s. This series has been rebroadcast through many generations and was one of the first foreign successes of Flemish fiction. Nathan Ninen and Dutchman Brett Schulte put themselves in the young man’s shoes. Con de Poe, with his neck rug, and a strange nora can indulge themselves as villains.
“Zeppos – Het Mercatorspoor” opens in cinemas starting Wednesday, March 30th.
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