It’s 2040 and most of The Netherlands has been flooded. Doctor Frank fabricates children with their parents’ best genes and qualities, while Alecto, an all-controlling, self-teaching artificial intelligence, helps with every decision.

Type: feature film
Length: 84 min.
Production company:
Pupkin Film, Toneelgroep Maastricht, NTR
Shot in: Maastricht and surroundings


This is a Limburgian comedy film taking place in 2040. Yesterday’s sci-fi has become reality: increasing advancements in biotechnology and artificial intelligence are reducing humans to unnecessary beings. A great part of The Netherlands has flooded, so millions of people have fled to Limburg. Here, doctor Frank, ’the doctor of genes’, tries to create ideal children, with ideal genes and perfect brains. Alecto – an all-controlling, self-teaching AI – assists with difficult decisions, ranging from lunch to love. Yes, it’s best to leave it all up to Alecto – the ideal partner with a perfect sense of judgement. But what’s left for humans?

Cast & crew

Director: Servé Hermans
Producer: Pupkin Film, Toneelgroep Maastricht, NTR
Writer: Eddy Terstall
Cast: Angela Schijf, Anniek Pheifer, Bruno Vanden Broecke, Michel Sluysmans