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The film tells about three men from different era’s: Ferdy Bloksma (a construction worker working on a new subway tunnel in 2011), Erich Reinhart (a German soldier in World War II) and Jacob van Deyck (a man responsible for transporting wooden pilings to Amsterdam for the construction of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in 1649). All three of them have a rough day, and accidently make a mistake because of it. Each of their errors on it’s own doesn’t have much of an impact, but combined they eventually lead to the destruction of Amsterdam.

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The film tells about three men from different era’s: eras: Ferdy Bloksma (a construction worker working on a new subway tunnel in 2011), Erich Reinhart (a German soldier in World War II) and Jacob van Deyck (a man responsible for transporting wooden pilings to Amsterdam for the construction of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in 1649). All three of them have a rough day, and accidently accidentally make a mistake because of it. Each of their errors on it’s its own doesn’t have much of an impact, but combined they eventually lead to the destruction of Amsterdam.



* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: the inferior type of wood that Jacob accidently chooses for the pilings, along with the marshy ground of Amsterdam, leaad to a chemical reaction that eventually results in a large gas bubble underneath the whole city center.

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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: the inferior type of wood that Jacob accidently accidentally chooses for the pilings, along with the marshy ground of Amsterdam, leaad lead to a chemical reaction that eventually results in a large gas bubble underneath the whole city center.



* ExhaustedEyeBags: Jacob has these when he finally arrives at the piling salesman becaus he hasn’t slept at all during the journey here.
* TheInsomniac: all three men suffer from sleep deprivation, and their errors are a direct result of this. Ferdy has a bad night because of his loud neighbors and as a result rams the wall of the tunnel with his excavator, smashing a hole in the sewer pipe directly behind it. Erich spends a large portion of the night polishing shoes and then immediately has to embark on a mission to England, leading to him falling asleep in the plane and accidently dropping a bomb. Jacob hardly gets any sleep during his 30 day journey to get pilings because his nephew constantly plays the guitar, and as a result chooses a wrong type of wood for the pilings.

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* ExhaustedEyeBags: Jacob has these when he finally arrives at meets the piling salesman becaus because he hasn’t slept at all during the journey here.
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* TheInsomniac: all three men suffer from sleep deprivation, and their errors are a direct result of this. Ferdy has a bad night because of his loud neighbors and as a result rams the wall of the tunnel with his excavator, smashing a hole in the sewer pipe directly behind it. Erich spends a large portion of the night polishing shoes and then immediately has to embark on a mission to England, leading to him falling asleep in the plane and accidently accidentally dropping a bomb. Jacob hardly gets any sleep during his 30 day 30-day journey to get pilings because his nephew constantly plays the guitar, and as a result he chooses a the wrong type of wood for the pilings.



** Less loud but no less anoying is Jacob’s nephews constant singing and guitar play during their journey to fetch pilings.
* MeanBoss: Ferdy’s boss gives him a severe verbal tantrum when Ferdy shows up late for work.
* MonumentalDamage: in the climax, the entire city center of Amsterdam is destroyed, including notable landmarks like The Royal Palace and the World War II monument.
* OverworkedSleep: Erich falls asleep in the bomber plane because he has been up all night because of his punishment. As a result, he accidently drops a bomb over Amsterdam.

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** Less loud but no less anoying annoying is Jacob’s nephews constant singing and guitar play during their journey to fetch pilings.
* MeanBoss: Ferdy’s boss gives him a severe verbal tantrum scolding when Ferdy shows up late for work.
* MonumentalDamage: in In the climax, the entire city center of Amsterdam is destroyed, including notable landmarks like The the Royal Palace and the World War II monument.
* OverworkedSleep: Erich falls asleep in the bomber plane because he has been up all night because of his punishment. As a result, he accidently accidentally drops a bomb over Amsterdam.



* ToothbrushFloorScrubbing: well, shoe polishing acutally, but Erich is seen using a toothbrush for the punishment his major gave him.

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* ToothbrushFloorScrubbing: well, shoe polishing acutally, Well, shoe-polishing actually, but Erich is seen using a toothbrush for the punishment his major gave him.


* WilliamTelling: Jacob an his brother-in-law, during their AlcoholInducedIdiocy, decide to re-enact the myth with an axe instead of a bow and arrow. It results in the latter’s demise.

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* WilliamTelling: Jacob an and his brother-in-law, during their AlcoholInducedIdiocy, decide to re-enact the myth with an axe instead of a bow and arrow. It results in the latter’s demise.


'''A Curious Conjunction of Coincidences''' (original title “Een bizarre samenloop van omstandigheden”) is a short Dutch film. It is a graduation film by the Netherlands Film Academy. Winner of the Aspen Shortsfest Best Comedy award 2012, Audience Favorite Palm Springs Shortfest 2012, and the Youth Award Odense Festival 2012.

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'''A ''A Curious Conjunction of Coincidences''' Coincidences'' (original title “Een bizarre samenloop van omstandigheden”) is a short Dutch film. It is a graduation film by the Netherlands Film Academy. Winner of the Aspen Shortsfest Best Comedy award 2012, Audience Favorite Palm Springs Shortfest 2012, and the Youth Award Odense Festival 2012.



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: The second act of the film is set during this war.

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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: The second act of the film is set during this war.

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'''A Curious Conjunction of Coincidences''' (original title “Een bizarre samenloop van omstandigheden”) is a short Dutch film. It is a graduation film by the Netherlands Film Academy. Winner of the Aspen Shortsfest Best Comedy award 2012, Audience Favorite Palm Springs Shortfest 2012, and the Youth Award Odense Festival 2012.

The film tells about three men from different era’s: Ferdy Bloksma (a construction worker working on a new subway tunnel in 2011), Erich Reinhart (a German soldier in World War II) and Jacob van Deyck (a man responsible for transporting wooden pilings to Amsterdam for the construction of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in 1649). All three of them have a rough day, and accidently make a mistake because of it. Each of their errors on it’s own doesn’t have much of an impact, but combined they eventually lead to the destruction of Amsterdam.

The whole film (with English subtitles) can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6X17GrSdpo here]].

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*AlcoholInducedIdiocy: both Jacob and his brother-in-law suffer from this, resulting in the latter’s demise.
*ArtisticLicenseChemistry: the inferior type of wood that Jacob accidently chooses for the pilings, along with the marshy ground of Amsterdam, leaad to a chemical reaction that eventually results in a large gas bubble underneath the whole city center.
*DearJohnLetter: Erich’s rough day starts with him receiving one of these from his fiancee.
*DrillSergeantNasty: Erich’s major, who first gives him a verbal tantrum in front of the other soldiers and then forces him to polish the shoes of his entire platoon because he showed up late for the morning roll call.
*ExhaustedEyeBags: Jacob has these when he finally arrives at the piling salesman becaus he hasn’t slept at all during the journey here.
*TheInsomniac: all three men suffer from sleep deprivation, and their errors are a direct result of this. Ferdy has a bad night because of his loud neighbors and as a result rams the wall of the tunnel with his excavator, smashing a hole in the sewer pipe directly behind it. Erich spends a large portion of the night polishing shoes and then immediately has to embark on a mission to England, leading to him falling asleep in the plane and accidently dropping a bomb. Jacob hardly gets any sleep during his 30 day journey to get pilings because his nephew constantly plays the guitar, and as a result chooses a wrong type of wood for the pilings.
*LoudOfWar: Ferdy’s neighbors have one of their infamous karaoke parties one night, preventing Ferdy from getting any sleep.
**Less loud but no less anoying is Jacob’s nephews constant singing and guitar play during their journey to fetch pilings.
*MeanBoss: Ferdy’s boss gives him a severe verbal tantrum when Ferdy shows up late for work.
*MonumentalDamage: in the climax, the entire city center of Amsterdam is destroyed, including notable landmarks like The Royal Palace and the World War II monument.
*OverworkedSleep: Erich falls asleep in the bomber plane because he has been up all night because of his punishment. As a result, he accidently drops a bomb over Amsterdam.
*RepurposedPopSong: “Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten”, a song about Amsterdam by Dutch singer Wim Sonneveld, is played during the end credits.
*ToothbrushFloorScrubbing: well, shoe polishing acutally, but Erich is seen using a toothbrush for the punishment his major gave him.
*WilliamTelling: Jacob an his brother-in-law, during their AlcoholInducedIdiocy, decide to re-enact the myth with an axe instead of a bow and arrow. It results in the latter’s demise.
*UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: The second act of the film is set during this war.

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