In the night before leaving for New York, Penny meets Otis, a boy who seems to be much more than a one-night stand. She takes him to her flat in the Bijlmer district in Amsterdam, where they spend a great night. This ends abruptly when Otis decides to go and get some­thing to eat from a nearby snack bar. On his way back, he gets lost in the labyrinth of iden­tical blocks of flats. At the same time, he realises he knows nothing about Penny: her address, or even her family name. He desper­ately starts looking for his sweet­heart, encoun­tering more or less well-meaning local resi­dents: junks, snack bar owners and a complete Indian family, who take the young couple’s fate to heart. Apart from being a comical and almost fairy-tale love story, Bijlmer Odyssee is an apt depic­tion of nocturnal life in this maligned quarter of Amsterdam.

Title: One Night Stand - Bijlmer odyssee
Year: 2004
Duration : 39 minutes
Category: Short TV drama
Edition: NFF 2004

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