Olivier etc.

Sander Burger Feature film - 2006 - 90 min.

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Twenty-six-year-old Olivier is born with an incurable heart defect. He has come to accept an early death. When a doctor appears to be able to cure his condition, Olivier is confronted with a future he never had.

Olivier was born with only one ventricle, a physical defect which usually causes someone to die before he is thirty. Olivier is 26 and gradually developed a way to deal with this situation. His way of 'conquering death' is to enjoy life to the fullest while it lasts. But then, Olivier's life changes radically when a doctor appears to be able to cure his heart by means of surgery. The operation is successful. The people around him are obviously extremely relieved, but Olivier is confronted with a future he never had and an environment that suddenly looks at him with changed expectations. Nothing in life seems to be free of obligations anymore. Olivier feels a victim now that he is cured, because to him life is much harder than the death he had practically already embraced.

Credits

Director(s) Sander Burger
Producer(s) Stan Schram
Production Company
Pracht en Praal producties
Director of Photography
Production Design
Paula Loos
Mirjam Smit
Editing
Sound on Set
Music
Cast
TV Company
Website
Production Country
Netherlands