IDFA Dutch Documentary Competition 2010


Day is Done* is an intimate and confronting documentary film about the extraordinary daily routine of Peter Oud, a man who hasnít been outdoors for two years.

In an extremely personal way we experience how Peterís life is disappearing in the abyss. Peter died in February 2010.

NEWTON film Creative documentary production

The young director got to know Peter through his side line job at Home- care, where he saw an impressive shopping list when they first met: six packages of strong rolling tobacco, three boxes of beer, one ham, one cheese.

When Hendrikx quits this job he keeps in touch with Oud. Although inexperienced, he strongly feels the urge to tell his story about this remarkable man who is left to his own devices, isolated from society.