No Trains No Planes

Jos Stelling Feature film - 1999 - 103 min.

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Acteur Dirck van Dijk

Beste Scenario Jos Stelling

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Tragicomic feature covers one day in the life of the loser Gerard. He is planning to spend his last day in Café Centraal, because he has decided to end his life. As the day passes, we get to know the regulars: landlord Joop who keeps a close eye on his teenage daughter Rietje; the local femme fatale Paula with whom Gerard would like to do it just one more time; the 'intellectual' Jacques; the half-blind dog-lover Benny and a washed-out couple. When Gerard announces that he is leaving for Italy for good, that scarcely makes any impression. And when Paula also takes an interest in the German crook Klaus, Gerard resorts to his last chance: his brother, the famous singer Mario Russo. When Mario Russo appears, Gerard finally loses control of his last day. No Trains No Planes is inspired by the book Broederweelde by Jean Paul Franssens, whose De wisselwachter was also filmed by Jos Stelling.

Credits

Director(s) Jos Stelling
Script Hans Heesen
Jos Stelling
Producer(s) Jos Stelling
Production Company
Jos Stelling Films
Ziegler Filmproduktion GmbH
Executive Producer
Anton Kramer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Gert Brinkers
Editing
Mixage
Kees Linthorst
Sound on Set
Music
Cast
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands