Bebop is a Dutch film. Bebop is also a style of jazz music, and it is both the style and the substance of this Dutch film. Bebop is a fairy tale. Bebop is about a young girl and the creeps that surround her. It shows her journey from aggressive city life to something that could be described as zen buddhism. Or not. Who knows. Bebop is an exploration of male sexuality, of anger and violence. Maybe it is about pedophilia, or just about a father that happens to drive a cool American car. Bebop contains a really nice scene that takes place in the woods. It is a film about wood and stone. Or about Converse All Star shoes, although the filmmakers were not sponsored by the manufacturer. They certainly wish they were. Bebop is a film about how teenagers interact, and shows what it is like to live in the Netherlands. Just like the film Holland did. Holland is the previous film by the man who also directed Bebop. Don't be afraid, Bebop does not contain images of male genitals like Holland did, just the sounds they make. Which might be even more annoying. Or arousing. Who knows. This synopsis tries to be like Bebop, but it's just some random thoughts about Bebop slapped together. Because the director of the film couldn't figure out what his film is really about. Or maybe he does know, but doesn't want to tell you. Because it's his dirty little secret. Bebop might be about his dirty little secrets. Pay attention to the hidden clues and you'll figure out what the film is about. All the pieces of the puzzle come together in a crucial flashback scene. After the flashback, everything is different. The young girl has changed. And in the end all shall be well. Or not.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Thijs Gloger (29-12-1985)
Born in the Netherlands. Has 75% German blood in his veins. Loves pizza and beer. Self-taught filmmaker. Director, editor and cameraman of Holland and Bebop.