Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
To his credit, the highly prolific Dutch filmmaker Pim de la Parra doesn't just make his own style of films but helps other filmmakers create something. In this black-and-white film, he is listed as a co-producer, and a co-writer. The story concerns a bereft young man living in a bleak section of Amsterdam who was inexplicably left by his girlfriend and cannot reconcile himself to that fact. However, he has a number of raffish friends who involve him in adrenaline-junkie games like "chicken" racing to take his mind off his sorry state for a little while. Every now and then, new sections of the story are prefaced by humorous or baffling "Thou shalt" or "Thou Shalt Not"-type slogans.