Upon learning she has an autistic brother she is convinced is unjustly behind bars for a brutal murder, a lawyer sets out to prove her sibling's innocence - only to uncover even more life-changing secrets in the process.
Diederik Van Rooijen
Fedja van Huêt,
Derek de Lint,
Monique van de Ven
Dutch working mother, Stella, was supportive of international mission in Uruzgan, even if that meant missing her husband Jurre for months. After her brother is killed in action there, ... See full summary »
A young actor (Nick) goes to Mumbai for a role as a colonial in a Bollywood costume film. While he records video messages for his senile father in Holland, he also tries to right several social wrongs in Mumbai that cross his path.
A man learns it's not safe to dig too deeply into the past.
Hmm...I just saw it on Movieola a few minutes ago.
I think this is a great short film.
Solid direction, delightful editing, great photography, good acting... I'm not quite sure how to comment on the writing though. The overall story is quite captivating, however, the fact that there are no more than four lines in the film, and that, most of it is told through a P.O.V, render it difficult for me to say much about the writing it self.
The film in it self is both moving and frightening. Told through four different times in a man's life; the P.O.V -or what could be considered the present tense, the immediate flashback before the present tense, and what could be considered, 2 separate conditional tenses -or what might be, or could have been before or after death. The latter two more commonly found in European films, a sort of Kieslowskian ripple if you will.
The end of the film might be considered -by some- slightly tacked on for dramatic effect, but you quickly dismiss the idea because everything else about the film is great.
See it, if you can find it.
note: For all you fellow filmmakers...this a great example of what a simple idea can be made in to.
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