Frederik Sølberg's fun, quirky, and slow cinematic film about the outskirts of Europe is a portrait of a ghost town and it's 26 inhabitants trying to hold on to the dream that their city is a city and their home is a home.
Doel is a ghost town in Belgium surrounded by a nuclear power plant, a gigantic container dock, and the port of Antwerp. For decades the inhabitants have been battling the authorities who want to tear the town down and build a new container dock. Now there is only 26 inhabitants left - a colorful crowd of common and uncommon people clinging onto the idea of keeping their vandalized and abandoned town alive. "Doel" is a quirky, humourous, and poetic portrait of six of the remaining inhabitants and their struggle with Dutch techno ravers, curious urban explorers, and political havoc.