Arie is behind on the rent and has writer’s block – and the book he hasn’t yet written has to be finished in two months. Then he finds inspiration at the tram stop of his life, in the form of the redheaded tram driver ...展开Sonja. When her route is abolished, the infatuated Arie does everything he can to get in touch with his muse.
‘No Sonja, no book; no book, no writer; no writer, no life; no life, no Sonja.’ In this way, Arie gradually loses everything: his house, his self-respect, his hope.
Ari Deelder based her tragicomic directing debut on a story by Aat Ceelen, who is also from Rotterdam. The familiar Rotterdam setting is juxtaposed with absurdist fantasies and animations. Supported by the jazz of the New Cool Collective and with a brilliant leading role for Raymond Thiry, who manages to communicate many emotions convincingly. Plus a tiny bit part for her father, Jules Deelder.