The Only One

Synopsis: Lucien Knops (Nand Buyl) is a grumpy old man. When his wife passes away, he moves in with his daughter Gerda. It doesn't take long before tension rises and Lucien moves back to his old house, claiming his new lover will move in with him. Gerda is worried that she will now miss out on her fathers inheritance. Even more so when a new interesting woman moves in next door to Lucien.
Genre: Drama
90 min

It's chilly here grandad.

Let me close the window

before mum starts nagging again.

And make the bed

before she comes down.

Here you are.

I have a class.

Christ. Shut that door, will you.

Don't you know how to knock?

You're not living alone, you know.

Can you take a crap

in front of Gerda?

Dear editor-in-chief. Once again

I have no choice but to write you.

Listen to this:

A Moroccan told the judge his number

plate was hanging upside down

because he only speaks Arabic and

is unable to read Western symbols.

That's why he couldn't know

his number plate was upside down.

Imagine how he behaves in traffic.

He can't read a single sign.

How does a guy like that find a job?

How can you work

for a boss you don't understand?

Answer that question in the paper.

Yours truly, Lucien Knops.

What a day, I'm dog-tired.

I brought the catalogue.

Dad, you forgot the bed again.

What's this? Dad, what is this?

Those are toenails.

- Throw them away at once.

They're clean, aren't they?

- So filthy.

The bathroom is always occupied.

I'm going for a game of billiards

after I mail this letter.

Grandad, your pill.

- Oh, you're right, my pill.

Must you take that with whisky?

What's this?

We'd love to buy a mobile home.

It's been our dream for years.

A mobile home?

Yes. They're regular castles

on wheels nowadays.

We could drive it to France and Spain.

Really. Well, well, well.

No reaction. He couldn't care less.

What did you expect? That he'd go

running straight to the bank?

I'm so fed up with him.

- It was your idea to take him in.

You know him. He'll do anything

to get a rise out of you.

Eat this.

What are you doing?

- It's called tactics.

Take his place Lucien.

Now those are my tactics.

Me take Felix' place?

I don't think so.

You can have my Mathilde, you know.

Perhaps if you add some coupons and

even then I'd have to think about it.

Well thanks a lot.

- I came to play billiards.

A round for everyone

from the chairman.


What's going on here, dad?

Are you making French fries?

- I'm hungry.

Go to bed, you're drunk.

I need something to eat.

- You're worse than a child.

I'm hungry and I want French fries.

I don't have a life anymore.

I'm out of French fries.

- I'm hungry, I have to...

You smell.

- Let go of me.

French fries...

My own daughter, goddammit.

I just wanted French fries.

My own daughter

won't give me French fries.

I'm moving back to my own house.

I'm getting on your mother's nerves.

I can feel it.

- And he's absolutely right, too.

You lasted longer than I thought.

How long did I give you, two weeks?

But tell me, who's going

to take care of you now?

Let me worry about that.

- Oh really?

I'm going to find me a girlfriend.

- Not on your life.

Stupid man.

How will you cope? Who will

clean the house and do the laundry?

I've only got two hands.

- Mathilde will take care of me.

I thought you couldn't stand her?

- She helped me with your mother.

And why would she

do the same for you?

I'll look deep into her eyes.

A lot of good that'll do.

But wait, that may not be

such a bad idea.

But the minute I see you

can't take care of yourself,

you're moving to a rest home.

I'm off to work.

And don't forget to take your pills.


Do you really want a girlfriend?

- Of course not.

I already have one.

'That man

should be punished severely'.

Jesus, grandad, what are you doing?

Grandad, did you get that typewriter

before World War I or II?

It works just fine

and that's all that matters to me.

Dad's buying me a laptop if they

accept me. You could have my PC.

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