The girlfriends Kate, Sascha and Isa allow themselves to drift along with the stream of life. They don't believe in anything, certainly not in themselves, and are used to mocking themselves and tackling things with irony. But now they are approaching 30, they start to realise that they cannot joke about everything and that it is time to start taking life seriously. When Kate breaks off her relationship with Max on the day after her 30th birthday, she moves in with Sascha. Kate is in trouble because she is pregnant and doesn't know who the father is. For a while she has being having an affair with Christophe, Isa's boyfriend. Kate doesn't want to talk about her problems, she wants to get an abortion arranged first, and fast. When it turns out that she isn't pregnant at all, the largest part of the problem is solved. But in the meantime, events have been set in motion which are not so easy to stop. While Kate just can't seem to understand what a mess she has made of things, Sascha has a terrible experience and Isa is not having an easy time either.Nanouk Leopold shot her feature début in Rotterdam, that is portrayed both unobtrusively and atmospherically. Her eye for a detail is also revealed in the telling portrayal of a generation that is beautifully performed by the young cast. The cameraman was Benito Strangio, who was earlier responsible for Jacky (by Fow Pyng Hu and Brat Ljatifi).

Filmmaker
Nanouk Leopold
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Netherlands
Year
2001
Medium
35mm
Length
82’
Language
Dutch
Producer
IDTV FILM/Motel Films, Circe Films BV, Stienette Bosklopper
Sales
Circe Films BV
Writer
Nanouk Leopold
Cinematography
Benito Strangio
Editor
Katharina Wartena
Cast
Maria Kraakman, Jacob Derwig, Halina Reijn