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Walking in the Opposite Direction (2016)

The tragedy of Adrian's battle with himself and his disease balanced with his joy and love of life and his creativity. This is the universal story of the razor's edge that so many artists walk between heaven and hell.

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Marc Waltman

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Marc Waltman
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Credited cast:
Bob Borland Bob Borland
Wally Brill Wally Brill
Stephen Budd Stephen Budd
Marco de Lange Marco de Lange
Mike Dudley Mike Dudley
Victor Heeremans Victor Heeremans
James Walton Ingham James Walton Ingham
Adrian Janes Adrian Janes
Bi Marsh Bi Marsh
Wouter Planteijdt Wouter Planteijdt
Sabine Rahr Sabine Rahr
Nick Robbins Nick Robbins
Patrick Rowles Patrick Rowles
Bert van der Mark Bert van der Mark
Carlo van Putten Carlo van Putten
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The tragedy of Adrian's battle with himself and his disease balanced with his joy and love of life and his creativity. This is the universal story of the razor's edge that so many artists walk between heaven and hell.

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The father of Adrian Borlands gave the filmmakers three of Adrian's guitars. He told them to sell the guitars so they could add some money to their budget. See more »

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Emotionally touching - intimate yet discrete!
17 April 2020 | by zenocosini-28943See all my reviews

"Walking in the opposite direction" is a very nice and slow documentary, which invites the viewer to getting to know some of the familiar spots and important persons in the life of Adrian Borland (frontman of the Sound). Overall the movie shows extracts from live gigs along with the commentary of the people who knew him well. Those are family, friends and people he worked with or loved.

From my point of view the slowness is nothing negative, as it helps to convey a certain discreteness all the while building up the narrative like putting together the pieces of a puzzle so to see the whole picture in the end. The film helps us all to get a better understanding of the personality as well as the troubled mind of one of the greatest songwriters that has ever lived.

My personal impression of the movie is generally that im first of all super grateful to have been able to get a glimpse into the soul of one of my cherished musicians. Id like to add that the documentary affects the viewer in quite different ways: Sometimes one might feel a bit scared off by the concrete exemples of his maniac phases, then again one feels pity and sadness for him and at times one can laugh about some of the memories which the people interviewed on the screen share with you. I only mention this in detail, 'cause the movie lives of showing those alternating aspects and stories. I dont want to mention now the missing success of the band, as it is of course part of the documentary and some of the interviewed people give answers about the possible reasons.

I wasnt too sure if I should rate it 9 of 10 points/stars. Certainly I would have rated it 5 out of 6 but as there are 10 stars, I rate it a solid and still very good 8 out of 10 stars.


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Netherlands | USA | UK

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English

Release Date:

November 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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EUR35,000 (estimated)
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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16:9 HD
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