From the Film Maker
This movie illustrates daily life in a small town in Holland: a quiet little moment just like any other. Everyone is busy in their own life, talking and fishing, until the unexpected happens.
Is this the real meaning of life? Watching the chickens eat grains all day long? And what will the people do if the same routine actions stop or change? Will they have something to lean on? I found the project interesting because it shows us that we never know what to expect. We don’t know what is coming around the corner: we are blind to our fate. ‘Mentsch tracht, Gott lacht’ is an old Yiddish proverb which translates as ‘man plans, God laughs.’ This is what the film is about.
A piece inspired by Willem Koekkoek, View of Oudewater, about 1867