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Short documentary in which patients detained under hospital order enact the playEcho and Narcissus to prepare for their re-entry into society. Will they manage to go through a metamorphosis outside the theatre too?
Patients at the Van der Hoeven Kliniek in Utrecht, detained there under hospital order, are working on their safe re-entry into society. Like everyone else, they dream of a nice future. But insecurities, doubts and demons from the past are also at play. Once they have been released from the clinic, will they become a better version of themselves? The drama project they participate in helps them along, although it also produces tensions. Do they play a role, or can they really change? It remains challenging to resist past temptations and not revert to old patterns.