Drijfzand (Quicksand) tells the story of an intriguing mother-daughter relationship and the choice between loyalty, health and love.
Suze (Hanna van Vliet) lives with her husband and daughter on Texel and has a happy and orderly life there. When her mother Helena (Elsie de Brauw), a celebrated theatre actress, pays them an unexpected visit, her carefully constructed existence begins to waver. After Helena tells Suze that she has an incurable brain tumour, Suze decides to take care of her mother in Amsterdam. Her return to the city, the exciting world of theatre and the old patterns in her relationship with her mother put her on edge. The turmoil slowly but surely eats its way into her heart, right through her family life. Torn between loyalty to her mother and loyalty to her family, she is faced with an emotional choice.