Mirte is the grumpiest cleaner in the airport immigration centre, a single mother who cannot take care of her 9-year old son, just managing to keep a grip on her life by following a strict set of routines. That is until Luke arrives, a West African refugee who is not put off by her aggression. During the ten days of his asylum procedure their disruptive encounters lead to an unexpected relationship that will challenge Mirte to change her life.Written by
In 2014 Bianca Krijgsman won an International Emmy Award for best actress for her role of Mirte in this film. She had not prepared a speech because she was certain she would not win. See more »
Mirte and her son are at a certain moment confronted with an obscene image of a naked man. The chuckle points to her colleagues. However, the incident that leads to the gossip, she and Luc alone in the men's room, follows later in the film. See more »
a subtle and poetic movie that stays in your mind
This movie approaches a very political theme in a poetic and subtle way. It doesn't scream out loud what stance the director takes in the debate about asylum seekers. As with all movies that I've seen from director Jaap van Heusden, some images stay in my mind a long time after watching. Even though the political theme is heavy, there is space for some humor. I like it that the relation and attraction between the two persons never becomes too definite, never is consumed so to speak, but nevertheless their bond is made very clear. there are some unforgettable scenes that stay in my mind. Somehow, this again is a movie that makes you think about philosophical questions to crack your brain about. Definitely recommended. I'm looking forward to watch the movie again soon.
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