Pain is a warning, a signal. Without pain you could put yourself in great danger; eating too much, burn or exhaust your body. On one hand pain belongs to life, but on the other hand pain also screams for a solution; a pill or treatment that can make it disappear. If this solution is not around, modern people are thrown off. One of five people in the Netherlands has chronicle pains, pain that can last for years and is permanently.
Documentary maker Suzanne Raes filmed at the consulting hour in a doctors practice. From there she follows six people whose lives are controlled mainly by pain.