In the impoverished southern Dutch province of Limburg, the bond between a former mine worker and his only son is put to the test as the latter takes it upon himself to pay his father's debts to a local gangster.
Remy van Heugten
Ali Ben Horsting,
Vincent van der Valk
After finding out that they have a debt of EUR40.000 with the tax service, four very out-of-shape men working at a car shop start to train for a marathon, in which they can win the money to pay the debt.
Stefan de Walle,
Martin van Waardenberg,
A 32-year-old waster and eternal student, Thijs, leads a slovenly, relaxed life full of beer, chicks and the occasional shift at a tedious media megastore. When Thijs visits his sister's house to do some washing, instead of his usual encounter with her semi-perfect family, he meets Lisa, the baby-sitter: a mature sixteen-year-old with exorbitant ambitions. Without intending to, Lisa has a profound effect on Thijs, unveiling a deeply ingrained dissatisfaction with his own passive behaviour.
Feeling aimless, being spoiled by your parents, and doing a generic job at a big electronics company that doesn't match your specific talents at all: I think this profile fits quite a lot young Dutch people of my generation. I liked how the movie painted this vibe, with it's decent actors and a hint of mild absurdism. It made the predictable story acceptable. A predictable but entertaining movie with enough subtle charm to create a satisfying viewing experience.
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