A photographer returns to his parental home because his mother is seriously ill. The confrontation with his past leads to panic in a surreal, stylised psychological drama.

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Alex, a 28 year-old photographer, is no longer able to photograph people, for some mysterious reason. Every time he focuses his camera on someone, the same woman appears in his viewfinder - an image he cannot bear. When his brother Aram, whom he has not seen or spoke to for years, unexpectedly phones him and asks him to come to their parental home because their mother is severely ill and may not have long to live, he panics. The thought of a confrontation with the area where he grew up and the renewed encounter with his family makes him feel nervous. Nevertheless, that evening he leaves for AmnesiA: the estate of his parents, the spot where he spent his youth. Written by Anonymous

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In the original screenplay, the two brothers were not twins. After testing several actors for the different brothers, director Martin Koolhoven found Fedja van Huêt most suitable for both parts. Koolhoven then decide to turn the brothers into twins, and have Van Huêt play both. See more »

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2 May 2001 | by (Rotterdam) – See all my reviews

Extremely well acted film about a twin brother (both played by a great Fedja van Huêt). Lots of suspence, mystery AND... humour! Saw this bizarre film already at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and was very enthusiastic, as were many others. Check it out.


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