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Ignore the other comment that implies this is the worst Dutch film ever.
Far from it. This movie has a nice storyline and some great special effects. A couple, two guys who are lovers, have become a bit distant. It's like any relationship that has been going on for too long. One day, a tramp is found by one of the guys and brought into their house. This guy seems to develop a Florence Nightingale complex when he takes utmost care of the stranger. His friend, a medical student/doctor watches helplessly as his friend is still in love with him.
As the stranger regains the use of all his senses, it becomes clear the man was suicidal and tried to take his own life before he was found.
It's no spoiler to say the movie ends with a big car crash as it started in the first place with the same crash. All I can say is this is one of the best special effects or visual effects scene I have seen so far in Dutch films. Excellent slo-mo effects as the car spins out of control at high speed, sending its occupants to a painful but relatively quick end.
Needed a bigger budget obviously because most of the money went into the crash sequence, which is therefore excellent: that scene can easily compete with Hollywood action sequences.
Yorick van Wageningen, the actor who plays the guy taking care of the tramp, was noticed by Steven Spielberg when Spielberg watched this movie. It seems Mr. Spielberg has a special interest in Dutch films because in the late 70s he also saw Paul Verhoeven's "Soldaat van Oranje" (Soldier of Orange/Survival Run).
It's an okay movie that would have been better with a bigger budget but when it's showing on television you can do worse watching it.
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