Het Diner


It's because of those colors that we

are still drawn to the Mediterranean...

rather than to Bremen.


Christianity comes,

everything collapses.

To tell you the truth, I'm glad

that those so-called Barbarians...

smashed the whole thing to pieces.

To be honest...

I must say I am starting to get

a bit worried about Michel.

Is that right?

Yes, because it says here that it

depends on a psychiatric evaluation.


Whether or not you are allowed

to go back to work.

- So the decision is not really up to you.

- It's no big deal.

I don't need a certificate

of good conduct to do my job.

- But it says here...

- May I see that?

Do let me finish.

I happened to talk to a former colleague

about job related stress in teaching.

- Is that right?

- About burn-outs and so on.

- And he mentioned your name.

- Burn-out? I've never had a burn out.

It's just a fashionable illness,

a bunch of nonsense.

I'd really like to...

No! Help!

Come on, man!

What are you doing?

It's OK, it's OK.

It's OK.

Just try to act normal for once.

It's OK. Are you OK?


Yes, everything is a statement.

That's true for ripped jeans

as well as an ironed shirt.

If you don't shave for a day,

you're lazy.

Don't shave for two days

and people wonder if it's a new look.

But a three-days growth and

you're about to go to dogs.

But if you do shave...

people think the evening

mattered so much to you...

you took the trouble to shave.

In fact, by shaving, you're one nil down.

This one or this one?

This one.

Running late.

- Your brother, I guess.

- Well, believe it or not, they'll be late.

These heels, or black heels?

- Black boots.

- This dress with black boots?


Just black boots.

Ah, I get it.

Black boots, fishnet stockings, garters.

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Herman Koch

Herman Koch (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɛrmɑn kɔx]; born 5 September 1953) is a Dutch writer and actor. He has written short stories, novels, and columns. His best-selling novel The Dinner (2009) has been translated into 21 languages. He has acted for radio, television, and film. He co-created the long-running TV series Jiskefet (1990–2005). more…

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