Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread.
The story about Riphagen, a cunning Dutch traitor during WW2 who helped Nazi round up Jews, stealing their treasures for himself. He destroyed Resistance groups, making many who pursued justice after the war look like fools.
Jeroen van Koningsbrugge,
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 »
This is a beautiful film and its sad but yet uplifting story of asylum seeking engaged me compellingly from its very first frame, deeply reaching in a series of thoughtfully cut scenes, constantly keeping our attention and involvement inquisitively. Nothing in this film's portrayal is superfluous. The acting is strong and the film is superbly cast and extraordinarily well edited. In 85 minutes a deeply meaningful and humane story unfolds. A revealing insight to the seeking of and longing for compassion and a new life by two human souls, who meet in a suspended no-man's land, in which they come together through the experience of different but also sharing human circumstances.
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