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In an uneven curiosity from Dutch director Bert Haanstra that seems to have no singular objective, the mistreatment of a company boss comes under scrutiny. When Old Slieps (Paul Steenbergen) retires from managing a baby-buggy factory, he passes his mantle on to Hein Slotter (Kees Brusse), a dull yet efficient manager. Time goes by, and Slotter survives the cold shoulders of the company directors who intensely dislike the man. These directors develop a plan to humiliate Slotter at a celebration of his 25th anniversary as manager as a means of venting their feelings. They concoct a story of his being "thrashed" by a younger employee and indirectly challenge Slotter to handle this embarrassment as best he can. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi