An enigmatic short story about a thirty-year-old man who is confronted with his fears and desires.
S16 mm, 21 min, colour.
Director: Karel Doing
Production: Rotterdam Films
Executive producer: Hefbrug Koningshaven
Producers: Dirk Rijneke and Mildred van Leeuwaarden
Camera: Vladas Naudzius
Camera assistent: Denny Smits
Technical supervisor: Rob Sandifort
Aaton A-Minima camera: Dirk Rijneke
Sound: Christine van Roon
Sound design: Charly van Rest
Music: David Spaans
Head of production: Mildred van Leeuwaarden
Production staff: Hedi D. Legerstee, Vanessa Vloemans, Kerstin Isenbeck
Special guest appearance: Ted Langenbach
Cast: Irma Nijenhuis, Eric de Vroedt
Festivals: Rotterdam (main program), Fantasporto (closing ceremony)
In a colourful and multi-cultural street in Rotterdam, we meet a couple; Claes and Anja. They are on the point of taking several important decisions, but it is not easy for them. Their conflict increases so much that Anja can’t stand it any more. Their roads are separating.
Claes seems to slip away into a kind of nightmare in which images from the past and the future merge. Literally and metaphorically he is standing at a very confusing crossroad where he faces his deepest fears and desires. An enigmatic series of incidents develops before his eyes. He loses his grip on the world around him and is strangely neglected by various passers-by.
His previous desperation changes when a particularly happy moment of his life appears before his mind’s eye. He breaks away from his nightmare...