Film of the Alternative cinema: Authors' Collections series
Belgium / Netherlands — 1999
Runtime: 105 min
Director: Jos Stelling
Cast: Dirk van Dijck, Kees Prins, Peer Mascini, Katja Schuurman, Petra Sedda, Leny Breederveld, Aat Ceelen, Ellen Ten Damme, Henri Garcin, Piet Brouwer
A suicidal man spends his last day on earth saying goodbye to his friends in this poignant Dutch comic-drama. Telling his friends he's leaving on an extended bicycle trip, Dirk Van Dijck spends the day catching up with his friends at a café, giving them his regards and posessions to hold onto. What they don't know is that the man, terribly depressed, intends to kill himself. No Trains, No Planes was chosen as the closing night feature at the 1999 Rotterdam Film Festival.