Unfortunately, the beloved pastor of the Limburgian village of Schimmert will not live eternally. Therefore, two young, Indonesian priests arrive. Can these strangers just take over and revitalize the Catholic faith in the small village?

Type: documentary
Length: 48 minutes
Production company: Pepecam
Year: 2022, funded by the regulation ‘Realisatie – Lang’
Shot in: Schimmert


Two young, cheerful Indonesian priests have been appointed chaplains in Schimmert to lighten the work of the old pastor. Eventually they will take over. They were well received, although some did not like it. But the old priest was stubborn and kept postponing his farewell. No one dared speak to him about it, because the respect for ‘Menjèr Peshtoar’ is great. Will he be able to let go so that the two priests can give a contemporary interpretation to their vocation? Or will they lose their patience and fail this mission?

Cast & crew

Director: Gabriëlle Provaas
Producer: Pim Hawinkels
Writer: Gabriëlle Provaas