De nieuwe wereld

Jaap van Heusden Television drama - 2013 - 83 min.
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Mirte works as a cleaning woman in the registration centre for asylum seekers at the airport. She is a stubborn woman who frenetically tries to suppress her past. She unwittingly keeps her little son at a distance too. She is indifferent towards the refugees’ suffering; indeed, she takes advantage of it. But then she meets the charismatic West African Luc. Through him, Mirte slowly gets a grip on life again. The film provides an apt view of what takes place in an impersonal no man’s land.


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