Johan, convicted for the murder of his father and sister, has been locked up in a TBS clinic (a hospital for criminals with a psychical disorder) for years. When he hears he will be transfered to a Long Stay ward - where nobody has ever been released from - he hopes his mother, who he hasn't spoken for years, will come to his hearing so she can tell the judge he didn't murder his sister, that his father abused him and was about to abuse his sister and that Johan therefore killed his father. However, his mother doesn't turn up. Realizing he's out of options, he escapes, determined to find his mother, so she can write a statement saying what really happened. Pretty soon however, he gets pursued by the police and in a rather desperate attempt to stay out of their hands, he kidnaps a 13-year old girl, Tessa. Together they drive through the Netherlands and Belgium to find his mother.
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Not everything is love
31 January 2008 (Netherlands)
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Opening Weekend: €143,836
3 February 2008, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the beginning of the movie, the Court decides that Johan has to go to the longstay-setting. In reality, it is not the court that takes that decision. It is the Minister of Justice (Minister van Justitie). See more