At a funeral, a senior veterinarian falls into a crisis after he realises his life is run by his wife, just like that of his deceased father-in-law. Slowly he begins a rebellion, faking memory loss. Seasoned comedian, actor an musician Herman Finkers actsout this descent into absurdity out with his trademark deadpan delvivery, resembling Bill Nighy. Excellent acting by female lead, internationally know Johanne ter Steege and many others, excellent balance between absurd intermezzos and dram,a excellent buildup to apotheoses in in German wood, at a police station... This is not one of those loud, 'look at me I'm acting' comedies Dutch film is sadly known for. This is, in the skillfull hands of veteren filmmaker Johan Nijenhuis, a mature movie about real people, asking serious questions, and in Finkers's many wonderful oneliners, giving answers too.
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Jan and Gedda have been married 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, who 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 him.
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