This year, seventy year old grumpy Johan is married with his wife Dora for fifty years. But unfortunately, Johan finds there is nothing to celebrate. Something seems missing… Something that’s been out of place for all those years. He spends his daily life routine complaining and bullying and only after the moment he meets sixteen year old Yorgos, a Greek shop employee, he starts to realize he may only have a very short time left to stop denying his true feelings and identity.
A staggeringly lovely little film…funny, sad and touching.
Mr Sliphorst has considerable talent…shifting sympathies is difficult to get right, here he hit the nail squarely on the head.
A beautiful film to watch – denial and regret, two things you don’t want to take to your grave.
Director: Simon Sliphorst
Writers: Clémentine Ederveen (scenario advice), Joost Schrickx (scenario advice)
Stars: Joop Keesmaat, Daniël ‘t Hoen, Betty van der Schaaf
Release Date: 16 March 2010 (Netherlands)
Also Known As: Shame
Filming Locations: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42 (mp42/mp41/isom/avc1)
File size : 1.24 GiB
Duration : 54 min 22 s
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 3 262 kb/s