When Marcel finds himself in a state of loneliness and melancholy right after the three-day festivities of Carnival in Maastricht have ended, he decides to get on a random bus that’s completely packed with partygoers to procrastinate the return to his empty everyday existence.

Length: 19 minutes


Fellini in a night bus. Jochum Ten Haaf is a top-class actor. I absolutely hate carnival, but this film cuts right through that. Melancholy abound and always fitting. A meticulously shot short film with strong sound design and music alike. 

-The Netherlands Film Festival Selection Committee-



A Cinesud Talent production 

Produced by: Remy Kooi & Sander Pleijsier (Stichting Lourdan), Cinesud (Guido Franken) and Jeroen Mourmans
Written and directed by: Jeroen Mourmans
Director of Photography: Dennis de Pijper


Jochum ten Haaf – Marcel
Kiki van Aubel – Joyce
Nico de Vries – Ton
Hanneke Jonkers – Carla
Timo Mommers – Ruud
Stefan Kniest – Fabian
Mingo Koolen – Michel
Jos Brauers – Bus driver
Maxime Cathalina- Lonely girl



Official selection Golden Calf competition Netherlands Film Festival 2020