Afanai (22) is unable to speak, for she has aphasia. She can hear and understand everything other people say but she herself cannot respond verbally and therefore she is silent. This ... See full summary »

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Loek Beernink ...
Afanai Goud
Ricardo Blei ...
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Afanai (22) is unable to speak, for she has aphasia. She can hear and understand everything other people say but she herself cannot respond verbally and therefore she is silent. This handicap was due to a car accident six years ago. Ever since she felt rejected by society. People react to her as if she was dumb or arrogant. In response Afanai chooses to retreat into her home. She did not want to participate in society anymore. She only goes out of her shelter early in the morning when everyone is asleep and the world is still on pause. She enjoys having the city of Amsterdam all to herself but also feels more alone than ever. For the rest of the time she stays at home. She has made her home a true sanctuary. It is well decorated, every room has it's own atmosphere and meaning. She makes a living selling necklaces through the Internet. Her mailman Jan, who is kind enough to take her packages to the post office, becomes ill. The new mailman, Sem (26), of course knows nothing of their ... Written by T. Löwenhardt

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You don't always need words to say something.

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Short | Drama | Romance

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29 March 2009 (Netherlands)  »

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€7,000 (estimated)
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