Kees Popinga is a clerk in a respectable shipping company. But just before Christmas, the firm goes bust, taking his life savings with it. Suddenly the mild-mannered family man snaps. He disappears to Amsterdam and Paris on a debauched spree. But when a prostitute is found murdered, Kees is the prime suspect. He is now a wanted criminal on the run.
Has this model citizen really become a paranoid killer? Or is he just playing a bizarre game of cat and mouse with the policeman who hunts him?