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The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (2009)

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A hunter in a remote and idyllic forest stumbles on a make shift tent fashioned from sheets of plastic and containing the mummified remains of a corpse. A detailed journal found on site ... See full summary »

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A hunter in a remote and idyllic forest stumbles on a make shift tent fashioned from sheets of plastic and containing the mummified remains of a corpse. A detailed journal found on site reveals the man committed suicide by self-imposed starvation. Who was this man? Why did he kill himself in such a manner? Inspired by this true event and by the novella 'Until I Am a Mummy' by Shimada Masahiko, Insects sensuously evokes the mysterious man's last days. Written by Shannon Abel

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One of the worst movies I've ever seen
1 November 2009 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Viennale festival and I think I wasn't the only one there who thought it was awful. Like the director of the movie himself said: "It's the documentation of a plastic tarp which is exposed to the elements over the period of a few month." And that's all it is. If I only want to hear the text of the book, I would read it. Also, the director didn't check back if it really was a true story, which is okay as long as you don't promote the movie with this. I like uneventful and profound movies, but this was just one of the most unnecessary and poorly made movies I've ever seen. Many people even left the cinema before "The sound of insects" was over.


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