Jan has been married to Gedda for 35 years. Gedda loves Jan so much that she smothers him: before he can grab a glass from the table, she has already given him one. She picks out his clothing, his friends, his vacations and all their other activities. 

In an attempt to get some space Jan concocts a strange plan that literally transforms his marriage into a locked ward. Their daughter finds herself in a similar predicament with her exacting and jealous boyfriend. 
 

Both light-hearted and tragicomic, THE MARRIAGE ESCAPE asks the question: how much love is too much?

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The Marriage Escape

De Beentjes van Sint-Hildegard

103'

2020

Tragicomedy

The Netherlands

Dutch

Omroep MAX

Johan Nijenhuis & Co

Johan Nijenhuis

Herman Finkers, Johanna ter Steege