Hide And Seek

Gerrit Messiaen, Robert Visser Feature film - 2002 - 65 min.

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This low-budget film is a probing study of the relational weakness of the present-day generation. Veronique, a young woman, puts herself on show on the Internet 24 hours a day via 4 webcams positioned in her flat. She is in love with Alex, her older sister Eva's friend. Having been send away by Eva on account of one flirtation to many Alex finds shelter at Veronique's. She has to go on a trip ond leaves Alex alone in the flat. Willy-nilly Alex becomes the subject of the Internet spectacle, and that is not to the liking of Bernard, a dyed-in-the wool voyeur, who looks upon this strange man as an intruder. Bernard's e-mail relationship with Veronique has bizarre sexual overtones. So he calls upon Alex to find out what's going on. In turn, Veronique now begins to spy on the two men, in her flat and she decides to go home earlier than expected. There now develops a remarable triangle with the Internet as a go-between. The result is a film which, though tightly constructed, leaves the viewer a lot of room for interpretation.


Producer(s) Viviane Vanfleteren
Director of Photography
Lucas Dodogne
Hans Sonnefeld
Sound Design
Mathieu Cox
Bart Vandebril
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