| Comedy, Drama
A middle-aged veterinary surgeon believes his wife pampers him too much. In order to get away from her, he fakes the onset of dementia.
In the original screenplay, Jan (Herman Finkers) spent only a brief time in the clinic for demented patients. Finkers greatly expanded the interaction between Jan and his fellow patients (which he found "both comedic and tragic"), based on his own experience with some of his own family members who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
When Jan is reading the scrapbook of his father in law in the goat shed, he turns the page from the pictures of the river to the next page. In the following close shot, he turns again from the same page of the pictures of the river to the next page.