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Post-teenage angst sets the stage for this low-key drama from the Netherlands. Leen (Fedja van Huet) was born and raised in a quiet fishing village along the coast of Holland. Leen's hometown is the sort of place where nothing much ever happens, and as he's grown into adulthood, he's become bored and frustrated with his lot in life, though he doesn't know what to do about his ennui beyond riding his motorcycle, drinking lots of beer, and listening to death metal with his buddies Daan (Frank Lammers) and Jacob (Freek Brom), who are trying to put a band together. Leen's mother (Will van Kralingen) is just as bored and even more lonely, and has begun to display a decidedly sexual interest in her son. A chance meeting with a man from Ireland (Marin Dunne) finally gives Leen a goal, as he makes plans to move to Dublin, but actually leaving his hometown behind turns out to be a lot harder for Leen than he thought. Writer and director Erik de Bruyn, who made his debut with Wilde Mossels, based his screenplay on experiences from his own youth. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi