Synopsis: After her partner dies, Nina discovers that he led a double life.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Sacha Polak
  1 win & 4 nominations.
89 min

Are you going somewhere? No?

Last week I was in Berlin.

I had to deliver poultry

That's always a bugger.

Half of them die on the way.

Half of them die on the way.

Can't be helped.

Berlin is one huge traffic jam.

You're stuck for an hour.

I'd rather deliver pizzas.

I have to go to the toilet.

You too?


I don't have... money.

The GPS shows your position if you

contact us or an emergency number.

I wish you a good trip and see you.


Can I come along?

- Where to?

Holland, Enschede.

Come in.

- Yes?

Thanks a lot.

It's so cold.

I've come from Poland.

My uncle owns a big hotel there.

And that's where I work, in Warsaw.

Do you live there?

No, I just work there.

No,this is...

All the Poles are coming here,

they come to Holland...

And I'm going there.

People always want to be

somewhere else, right?

And... what do you do?

I sing.

- You sing?


Can you sing something for me?

I also know a song.

My love for you is like a balloon

It all started under a moon

I blew and I blew and kept blowing on

Until it burst and you were gone.


Are you married?

I'm divorced.

My husband left me.

He is dead.

Drove into the crash-barrier.


You have 25 new messages.

First message. Received on

Thursday 19 November, 13:00.

Hi there, it's Paco.

I was wondering:

Can I come and see you?

I hope you'll call me back.

Didn't he talk about us?

Did he want to get rid of us?

Or my mother?

I wish he had simply left.

Nina, it's Sven. We all want to know

where you are.

Can you phone, please?

Three, two, one...

Well done.

My ballboy.


How do you find them everytime?

Well done. Come along.




Come along.



Come here...

Where's Boris?

Where is Boris?

Come here.

Here's a stick.

Come here.

Let me do it.

What's his name?


So you sing?

In a band or something?

In a Choir.

A Choir?

You know what a Choir is, right?


A church choir?

No, in a real one.

We do all kinds of pieces,


Popsongs, normal Songs...

...and Classical Songs.

Classical Songs too?

Like Bach?

You know Bach?

- Sure I know Bach.

I know him too.

He was born in Eisenach.

It's a city next to the highway

I am always passing by.

There's a sign,


Birthplace of

Johann Sebastian Bach.

We once had a piece with no words,


Noises? Primal sounds...?

Primal sounds, yes?

Yeah, and...we had to memorize them...

And I thought it would be nice

to assign an animal to each sound...

Therefore I had a Zoo in my Head.

For example, there was a Monkey

Like this:

And then there was a Bird.

And so on.

Was a lot of fun.

That's how I was able

to remember everything.

Where is that choir?

In Holland.

Don't you want that?

- No.

You shouldn't save the best bits

for the last.

Ah, you lazy dog!


There you are.

Thank you.

Check how you're sitting.

Are you comfortable?

You sit there for eight hours.


I'm siting okay.

This here is the hand brake...

and this is the automatic transmission.

Forgot something?

Always wear it. Always.

Costs you 80 euros.

Okay, so now...

Turn the key.

Foot on the brake.

Now you can accelerate.

Very slowly. Gently.

Not jerkily.

Slowly. Not too much gas.

Slowly, not too much gas.

Slowly. Not too much.

Slowly. Carefully.

Not so jerky. Nice, smooth movements.

Slowly... Watch it, slowly

That's not funny. I said: slowly.

Take care always. It's dangerous.

Accidents happen everywhere,

all the time.

I once saw a lorry loaded with wood

driving under a bridge.

The top trunk got shoved off

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Helena van der Meulen

Helena van der Meulen is a Dutch screenwriter, film critic and TV writer. She has won the Golden Calf Award for Best Screenplay for Joy (2010). more…

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