There's drama aplenty for the travelling theatre company Chekhov Cabaret. The actors share the good times and the bad as a nomadic tribe where work and private life always mingle. They don’t mince words, these obstreperous actors with a sardonic sense of humour. Theatre always comes first.
Family, work, love and friendship all get jumbled up for the slightly eccentric members of the French Checkov Cabaret. This travelling theatre company parks its caravans in harbour areas and other desolate spots where they share everything they have together.
The drama moves with ease from the stage to the real world, sparked by the drunken orgies that regularly take place in the camp. Not holding anything back, the members tell each other the painful truth. The return of an old flame and the arrival of a baby open up old wounds.
While the director of the theatre company dumps his wife, their daughter wrests herself free of her dominant parents. A rebellious actor with a sardonic sense of humour candidly points out to the director that he has an oversized ego, which in the past forced him to make an impossible choice between his work and his sick son. Everything for theatre. Winner VPRO Big Screen Award 2016.