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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
"The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy" is a wonderful documentary based on novella "Until I am a Mummy" by Shimada Masahiko which is also apparently based on true story.Mummified body of 40-year old man is found by a hunter somewhere in the wintry forest.A diary is found near his corpse,detailing the man's everyday thoughts as he slowly commits suicide through long (lasting 60+ days) and self-imposed starvation.Life is disillusionment.This is what potentially prompts anonymous nameless male to starve himself to death in his tented grave.Very hypnotic and touching documentary which is surprisingly non-violent despite of morbid subject matter.The nameless male decides to elaborately experience every nuance of suffering.I would like to know when this happened and who he was because his suicidal death was an act of impressive bravery.8 suicides out of 10.
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