Kort Rotterdams - Het jongetje dat niemand verstond

Froukje Tan Short film - 2002 - 9 min.

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Bizarre fairytale about a boy who one morning notices that everyone has started speaking a strange language. Beautiful parable about communication in a world where everybody is mainly engrossed in themselves.

Job wakes up one morning and notices that from one day to the next everyone has started speaking a strange language. But gradually it becomes clear that Job himself has switched to another language: talking backwards. By means of a dictating machine he plays backward, he is able to communicate with the rest of the world.


Director(s) Froukje Tan
Script Froukje Tan
Producer(s) Mirjam Jonkers
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Director of Photography
Bert Haitsma
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