A Family Affair
Tom’ s father, Rob, and his older brother, Rene, were suddenly and inexplicably put into an orphanage when Rob was about 3 years of age. Just as suddenly, 2 years later they were removed and returned to live with their single mother, Marianne Hertz, a well-known model in the Netherlands at the time. In the documentary, Tom recalls how traumatic it was for him to be dumped into the orphanage. His mother visited regularly, and these times he loved; when he was with her all seemed well with the world. But each time she left, he felt abandoned all over again.