Patients in a hospital try to cope with their illness and the way it affects the people they love.
This a truly hard hitting drama, written and acted by the finest Dutch actors of their generation, who together formed 'Werkteater', which was set up to break away from the suffocating world of Traditional Theater. The acting is absolutely superb and there are many scenes that will resonate in your mind for years to come. Admiraal's mental breakdown as he desperately tries to leave the hospital to be at his daughter's wedding, spawns what is probably the most haunting line in the history of cinema, one which proofs that this troupe of writers and actors truly understood the deepest sense of human nature. Truly an emotional masterpiece, this may well be the finest film ever produced in The Netherlands. Mind you, competition is stiff!
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