Jan and Gedda have been married to each other for a long time in the Beentjes of Sint-Hildegard. They have known each other for a very long time, Gedda always tries to be one step ahead of Jan. Jan longs for more freedom. When his father-in-law dies, he wants to do something about that suffocating relationship. But then the first signs of Alzheimer's begin to manifest in Jan.Written by
In the original screenplay, Jan (Herman Finkers) spent only a brief time in the clinic for demented patients. Finkers greatly expanded the interaction between Jan and his fellow patients (which he found "both comedic and tragic"), based on his own experience with some of his own family members who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. See more »
When Jan is reading the scrapbook of his father in law in the goat shed, he turns the page from the pictures of the river to the next page. In the following close shot, he turns again from the same page of the pictures of the river to the next page. See more »
One of the best Dutch movies of the past years. Spoken dialect is the finishing touch of a well written and well played story. Good choice of cast. I had a smile on my face for the entire movie. Literally and as a matter of speaking a breath of fresh air. This movie has merit ("heeft zin" in Dutch).
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