The Story: 170 Hz is a film about unconditional love and the freedom that goes with it. Nick and Evy are two adolescents who fall hopelessly in love with each other. Their love has no voice... See full summary »

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The Story: 170 Hz is a film about unconditional love and the freedom that goes with it. Nick and Evy are two adolescents who fall hopelessly in love with each other. Their love has no voice or sound as they are both deafmute. They have their own ways of communicating with each other, so while being in love already makes them stand apart from the rest of the world, in the splendid isolation of their soundless love they distance themselves from their surroundings even more. When they sense that their parents do not fully agree with them being together, they develop an audacious plan: they will flee and hide in a special place, where Evy will become pregnant and have a baby - they are convinced that once they have a child together nothing and nobody will be able to keep them apart. Nick takes the initiative and drives off with Evy to the hiding place he has meticulously prepared, the wreck of a former Soviet submarine in a distant part of the harbour. Within that metal casing full of ... Written by Joost van Ginkel

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Unusual but nevertheless dull
18 October 2015 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Firstly let me say that I'm very glad I didn't see this in the cinema because I found the subtitles being removed a little too soon for me on many occasions. I was glad that I could rewind and even pause the film so I could read what was said.

Most of the dialogue is in sign language. (French Sign Language according to IMDb) When I was very young I had assumed that sign language was international and I wondered why it was not taught to everyone. That would make life much easier for deaf people and solve the language problem for the whole planet! Now that I'm older, I think it was a nice idea.

Anyway, to get back to the film, I also disliked the background sound. Sort of like noises heard underwater. I realize this was intentional, to create an atmosphere of isolation, as was the setting in an old submarine. Nevertheless, the main effect it had on me was to want to turn down the volume.

I was impressed with the young actress, Gaite Jansen, who spent a lot of time walking around a submarine with hardly any clothes on, but seemed not to be bothered by the cold.

Having watched the film, the thing that sticks in my memory is the title. Why 170 Hz?


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