Paula van der Oest directed this 1996 Dutch feature set in a newly independent Latvia. After seeing his mother die, a young boy becomes mute; his father kidnaps him from the hospital and takes him to the Netherlands, hoping to hook up with a childhood pen pal who might become the boy’s new mother. Written by van der Oest and Stan Lapinski; with Janis Reinis, Arys Adamsons, Geert de Jong, Evert de Jager, and Hannah van Lunteren.