The age-old enneagon is a circle enclosing a nine-pointed figure. The theory is that the points repre­sent different typed of person­ality, of which every man possesses one basic type that will never change. In each episode of the nine-part TV series Ennea­gram, a different arche­type is treated. Impasse deals with the thinker. The Dutch- and English-spoken subdued TV drama is set in a Moroccan milieu. The boy Tarik is a thinker who prefers to retire to a quiet place. His family is preparing an impor­tant family cele­bra­tion, so every­body is up and about. Except his unap­proach­able mother, who quietly looks ahead and some­times weeps. She is torn apart by home­sick­ness, the doctor diag­noses, but Tarik fails to under­stand what this means. At the cele­bra­tion, the passive Tarik and his family clash, and the boy runs off. After a fright­ening nocturnal adven­ture and a stay in a hammam, Tarik under­stands what being home­sick feels like.

Title: Enneagram - Impasse
Year: 2003
Duration : 50 minutes
Category: Short TV drama
Edition: NFF 2003

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