Plan C

Synopsis: Ronald Plasmeyer (Ruben Van Der Meer) is a small-time Amsterdam detective, struggling with financial problems because of his gambling habit. When the Chinese crime boss Hao threatens Ronald's ex-wife and son to get his money back, Ronald comes up with a plan that will solve all his problems. Ronald enlists two petty criminals (Ton Kas and René Van 't Hof) to rob an illegal poker tournament he's taking part in, providing him with a perfect alibi. Quick, simple and non-violent; the plan is foolproof... until people start getting killed. Soon, Ronald's partners take off with the money, leaving him empty handed. To make matters worse Ronald's colleagues in the police force begin to suspect him of the robbery, setting the stage for a nerve-racking game of cat and mouse. Ronald is all-in... holding the worst hand of his life.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Max Porcelijn
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
95 min

We all start out with plans, dreams.

But things usually turn out differently.

Then what?

You can quit, or complain...

...or you can cry like a little girl.

But it won't change a thing.

In India, I once talked to a wise...

...well... man.

He said that the plan

will change you...

...and if you're strong

you might also change the plan.

The rest is sheer luck.

That's how he saw it.

I never really understood

what it means.

My father always said if you let it come

down to luck there's only one certainty:

Whichever way it goes... will always swing back

the other way in the end.

But these are just theories...

In practice, it's...

Sh*t! Come on guys. What is this?

Lousy cards all night.

Don't be a baby.

Take it easy.

- Get lost, man.

F***ing cards all night.

Hey, Frits.

- Hey, Ronald.

I happened to hear -

I was in the car, so...

...I thought I'd have a look.

Had a wild night?

- Why?

No, just uh...

What happened? Drugs, I heard.

- Robbery on a weed den.

Or someone forgot his keys,

if you know what I mean.

No coffee around?

Let's see...

- I'll take it.

No, I'll take it.

I'm going to the station, anyway.

No, that's OK.

I'll take it along with the rest.

No, I'll just take everything with me.

Really, no problem.

Does anyone have a bag for me?

And pen?

Hey, Ronald.

- Yes, Gerrit.

Are you pissed off?

- Am I pissed off?

I told you on the phone

I needed to see you right away.

I've been waiting for 45 minutes, damn it.

- Come on, I mean...

Then don't tell me you'll be here

in ten minutes.

I had... I have other things

going on too, you know.

Do you see that?

- Piece of paper?

I went in there.

First I walked all the way over there...

...then I went in and ordered a sandwich.

I ate it walking back here.

Then I arrived

and you still weren't here.

I leaned against the car and threw

that piece of paper away out of anger.

Then I walked back over there

went in and ordered a cup of coffee.

This cup of coffee.

All this happened while

you weren't here Gerrit!

I was busy

and it took a bit longer...

I'm not going to make

a big deal out of it...

...but it's just not right.

It's inappropriate behavior.

Here. You'll get the rest tonight.

Hey Ronald, do you have a sec?

- I'm very busy, Henk.

Did you pay the 25 euro

for Peter's going-away present yet?

My Excel sheet says you didn't.

- Is that right? I thought I did.

I'm pretty sure you didn't.

- Really?

Really. You're the only one

who hasn't paid yet.

Except for Dirk-Jan, but since he had

a nervous breakdown and all...

Oh, except for Dirk-Jan. OK.

I don't have it on me now.

I'll go to the cash machine later.

This afternoon.

- Great.

Who's on Sunday? Me, of course.

They always have to get me.

They always just change the schedule on me.

Kobi, do you have a second?

You're going out soon, right?

Could you take this along?

It's all...

Had a long night, I see.

Not that long.

- Bags.

Could you take these?






You gave some things to Kobi?

Kobi said you gave her Hash and...

- That's right. Hash.

I happened to be at the scene

of a weed den robbery this morning.

So I brought it along right away.

- So you still owe me two reports?


- Right. I'm just finishing them up.

First a cigarette break.

- I don't mean to nag...

...but I need that report on the

snackbar robbery by Tuesday...

...otherwise I will get in trouble.

But you're a grown man, so...

Anyway, just so you know

there is some urgency behind it...

I'll have it done by Tuesday.

- Good.

By the way, did you get my email

about the men's bathroom?


Makes you wonder who

leaves them in such a state?

Yes, very inconsiderate.

What's the world coming to, when

adult men can't clean up their own mess?

Just take today, after all that coffee

the can has seen a lot of action.

Is it too much to ask that

people leave it in a decent state?


You never know what people

do when no one's looking.


A LIFE WITHOUT DOUB That's rubbish.

So, how's life?

- Good.

Yeah, same here.

A bit chaotic, now that I'm

switching jobs, but...

Yes, of course.



Mess. What mess?

They were in the house

when Simon came home.

They smashed up all his toys.

- Dents in the sideboard.

Yes, it's a very unpleasant, uh...

And such a shame about that

beautiful, old panelling.

Fortunately, Simon is unharmed.

That's the most important thing.

Did you tell him that Dad's

going take care of this?

What are you going to do about this?

- Who's that Hao?

Have a seat.

- Why?

I'll talk to them and

make sure they don't bother you again.

Wonderful! I feel safer already.

- I was talking about Linda and Simon.

This is not in accordance with

the agreement I have with this...

Agreement? You owe money.

It's called a debt.


...but according to an agreement I have

with the Chinese responsible for this...

I'll take care of it. OK?

- You're just playing the victim again.

You don't do anything,

that's why stuff goes wrong all the time.

Let's try and stay calm.

- Then put my mind at ease.

Have you been putting money aside

for emergencies, so you can pay this off?

I will pay this off.

It looks worse than it really is.

In a week we'll be laughing about this.

We're working on an important case.

- You know what you should do?

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