Farmer Brand can’t read and he is quite happy with that. His wife, Keet, who has to read him all the subtitles on the television, isn’t. She decides to hire a teacher for him. This is a beautiful young woman, called Lena. Brand falls in love with her. To his puzzlement and dismay Keet encourages him, because as she says she doesn’t want a husband with another woman in his head. She wants their love to grow stale. She also wants Lena to give Brand and her a son. The love between Brand and Lena does not grow stale easily and after the birth of little Teun, their strange menage a trois comes to a dramatic conclusion.
Maybe Alex van Warmerdam’s best film so far. What is it about? Lust, passion, jealousy, murder; about lengths a woman can go to to get what she yearns for. A drama, yes; but also the funniest film I saw in years (the humor is a bit dark but it’s fine with me) The three actors are excellent and Alex himself as Brandt is fantastic. A surrealist, eccentric and sad tale about family life.
DVDRip | MKV | 900 x 502 | x264 @ 1186 Kbps | 96 min | 1,11 Gb
Audio: Dutch AAC 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance