Nothing could have prepared me for what I was to undergo with this brilliant film. Although I'm Dutch I hadn't seen any films by Frans Zwartjes before, but boy what a film this is! Echoes from Caligari (especially in t...展开he evocation of madness and gloom) can be found throughout the film, but I'm told this film is ultimately typical of Zwartjes's style. Superb black and white cinematography is accompanied by a phenomenal soundtrack and the result is as breathtaking as they come. Thank god there was a short intermission after this film, because I really needed some time to recover from this very remarkable film. I will definitely try to find more work by Zwartjes, because if this film is any indication of the rest of his work, I will be in heaven.