Anne is 11 years old and acts crazy all day. She has the syndrome of Gilles de la Tourette. In other words, she suffers from obsessive-compulsive behaviour and twitches – 60 seconds a minute. Anne would like to choose her moments of madness herself, but she can’t. Outside the home she’s ashamed, and being inside drives her crazy.
Twelve-year-old Azza is caught between two cultures – the liberal culture of her Dutch mother and the strict Islamic culture of her Egyptian father. She goes to an Islamic primary school and after the summer she will be going to grammar school, where hardly anyone wears a headscarf. Will she stay loyal to her father’s culture or will the headscarf go?