In 2008, more than 15.275 people have asked for political asylum in Holland, but only 427 people have been appointed the status of refugees. The director has followed several gatekeepers during their daily work, listening to the stories of asylum applicants. They know
all the tricks of the trade, such as making your fingerprints unrecognisable using hair-removing cream, and have an in-depth knowledge of geography, so that they can verify the reliability of the stories. It is a bitter analysis on the human face of Western bureaucracy and on the disparity between the North and the South of the world.