Achiel Matheussen owns a bakery in a small village.  He is only 50, but his work has left deep scars.  He hopes Jos, his son from a first marriage, will become a cycling champion, but his work in the bakery has an adverse effect on his sporting achievements.

Ella, Achiel's second wife, is not a great support either: she dreams of becoming a film star, preferably in Hollywood.  Up to now she has had to content herself with a part in the local theater company where Grégoire Ghijsels plays opposite her in the play "The Deceived Count".

Achiel doesn't like theater, even less the flirtations between Grégoire and his wife, and he is in desperate need of help in the bakery.  Ella proposes to get Hector, her second cousin, out of the orphanage, where he was left as a baby 35 years ago.

So Hector is going to spend the holidays with his uncle Achiel and his aunt Ella, whose life will soon be turned upside-down.

- 1987
Director: Stijn Coninx
Screenplay: Stijn Coninx, Urbanus
Producer: MMG (Erwin Provoost) - Linden Film Production (NL)
Actors: Urbanus, Frank Aendenboom, Marc Van Eeeghem, Herbert Flack, Sylvia Millecam, Ann Petersen


  • Festival International du Film d'Humour in Chamrousse, France, 1988: Grand Prix, Prix d'Interprétation (Jury for competition winners France Inter and Dauphine Libéré)
  • Film International de Cinéma de Braga, Bragafest, Portugal, 1989: Best Actor, Best Director, Best Film

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