De blikjesman

Jaap Pieters Short film - 1991 - 3 min.

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From his window, Pieters films a man who tries to put empty cans in his torn coat pockets. Time and again the cans end up on the pavement. A tragic and at the same time slapstick-like image. Pieters: 'To me, the can man is also a metaphor for man and his endeavours. We worry about things we consider important - whether they involve knowledge or matter - but what we pick up and put in our pockets immediately falls out again.'

Credits

Director(s) Jaap Pieters
Script Jaap Pieters
Producer(s) Jaap Pieters
Director of Photography
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands