Synopsis: A widower invites his children for a family weekend with the announcement that he has news. He is getting married with a 30 years younger woman. The children start the competition for heritage. What is more important: money or family?
Genre: Comedy
  1 win & 1 nomination.
84 min



Darling children.

I'm writing, as there is something

I urgently need to discuss.

We haven't spoken much

since my heart attack.

That's not all that surprising, of course.

You are all very busy people.

Green most definitely is the future.

Roderick, who is trying to combine his

family life with his successful business.

And that's great for your purse.

Benjamin, who spends his days and nights

searching for inspiration for...

his art.

And Fleur, who is searching equally hard...

for herself.

Anyway, I can't really blame any of you.

Since your mother died,

I haven't been a very attentive father.

That's one of my deepest regrets,

and it's something I wish to change.

So I'm inviting you

to a long weekend at the estate.

Our estate.

I have an announcement

that concerns all of you, my children.

With warm greetings,

your father, Pieter Severijn.


It was interesting, Roderick. Truly.

Green is the future.

-Yes, so you said.

I'll be happy to send you

further details.

No need. The presentation

was clear enough.

We can discuss the details.

Prices aren't set in stone.

I get that. But, if you don't

mind... Right then.

This is going to be the big one, Julian.

-Let's hope so.

Smile, we need to be positive.

-We need to pay the bills.

I know.

-We've had two extensions.

The bank won't do it again.

-I know. It'll be fine, trust me.

Go hard or go broke.

This will solve everything.

And you'll pocket a nice bonus.

A great one.

How was it?


Really? So they're

going ahead with it?

Well, they have to consult the board and

all that, but they were very interested.

Green is the future.

Hey, you two.

-Hello, dad.

Your father will be pleased to hear it.

-What do you mean?

The family weekend, remember?

I can't possibly.

-Why not? We hardly ever see your family.

I need the weekend to prepare.

They need more figures.

And Kate is not feeling well.

-That was three weeks ago.

You still look pale, love.

We'll call and cancel.

Too bad. I was curious

about the big announcement.

What do you mean?

-Haven't you read the invitation?

What do you think? Should I go?

Yes. After all, they are your family.

And family is important.

Master Rawandandan,

this is my family now.

So sweet of you to say that.

We are one big family.

And yet... Aren't you curious to hear

what your father wants to tell you?

No, not really.

It must be about the inheritance.

It's always about money.

But I've left all that behind. I've let go

of the matter, as you taught me.

I'm so grateful.

It is admirable that you've done that.

It is, after all, why we are here.

Dear Salinda.

Still, we need to welcome

the gifts people wish to share.



Emotional, spiritual, financial.

Think of the gifts for the water well.

The leprosy project.


-it's just a matter of letting go.

Daring to let go. That's something

all of us have gotten good at.

What could be better than your father...

letting go of his matter here with us?

Wes? Mo? What are you guys doing here?

-We're not here for a chat, mate.

If the mountain won't come to Wesley,

Bennie, Wesley will come to the mountain.

What's he on about?

I'm working on it.

-Yes, I can tell.

I have to go, Benjamin. I'll call you.

-Sure, love. Talk soon.


Snorting our stuff without coughing up

our dough. That's not nice.

Just a few days, I'll get it for you.

-And how will you manage that?

Family weekend.

Did he say family weekend?

My clad. He'll help me out.

I have a family weekend coming up.

You mean renting a cottage

and having a barbecue?

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