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Nær himlen, nær jorden (1968)

Short film about hippie life in Nepal. Interviews gives an insight into the hippie philosophy.

Directors:

Ole John, Jørgen Leth

Star:

Jørgen Leth

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Jørgen Leth ... Narrator
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Near Heaven, Near Earth is a film about hippie life in Nepal shot completely at the same level as its participants. A couple of interviews provide insight into the hippie philosophy and we follow a visit to a temple in which the hippies seem like peaceful beings from another planet. The visuals, in black and white and colour, are kaleidoscopic, and reveal a dramatic interest in the camera as a physical object: there is a constant toying with zoom, the camera swings back and forth, and in a series of zany shots from a rickshaw the film provides some very tangible sensory impressions from Kathmandu. Two sequences stand out in terms of form: flickering fast motion communicates what is clearly a filmic acid trip and towards the end of the film six or seven different visual materials are blended into a repetitive, metrical montage. On the soundtrack Bach's St. John Passion is used as film music as are a number of Beatles songs, floating in the atmosphere around the hippies as if from a ... Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

hippie | nepal | reenactment | buddhism | See All (4) »

Genres:

Documentary | Short

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

1968 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Near Heaven, Near Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Laterna Film See more »
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