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People I Could Have Been and Maybe Am (2010)

What would it be like, to enter into the life of a complete stranger? The film evolved from two chance encounters in the streets of London. It was entirely shot on a mobile phone camera. ... See full summary »

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Boris Gerrets

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Boris Gerrets
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What would it be like, to enter into the life of a complete stranger? The film evolved from two chance encounters in the streets of London. It was entirely shot on a mobile phone camera. Sandrine is an attractive young woman on a mission to find a husband. Steve is a seasoned beggar, struggling with drug addiction. Precious is a poet who became Steve's girlfriend. Originally begun as a documentary, the film developed its own distinct dynamic where the confines between fact and fiction became blurred. This raises questions about the relationship between filmed and filmmaker. The closer he gets to his subjects, the more the obstruction of his camera seems to distance him from them. Yet ultimately People... reveals a personal and humane space that only came into existence precisely because it had been filmed. Written by Anonymous

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Netherlands | Brazil | UK

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English

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18 November 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

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I'm a Poem
Written by Sister Netifa
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thought provoking story
20 April 2010 | by misha_hebelSee all my reviews

This is a film that tells stories, unexpected in places, funny and poignant...so real that even though you may not be on familiar territory it enthrals and challenges at the same time. I missed the people involved when the film finished and a week later I am still wondering what happened to them afterwards. The ending was left to me and I liked that. The way the film is made also challenged my expectations but the rawness of the mobile phone footage and the interesting angles made necessary by discretion and closeness added to its uniqueness. As I say, it contained stories and just like a good book I felt loss at the closing and a keenness to seek out more from the author. Thanks Boris Gerrets.


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