Oogverblindend

Cyrus Frisch Feature film - 2009 - 90 min.
Sex
Twelve plus
Drug and alcohol abuse
Foul language

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A young woman is afraid of life. She spies on the difficult lives other people lead and is not sure if that’s okay. When an Argentinean accidentally calls her, a passionate conversation ensues.

A young woman in a house in downtown Amsterdam, afraid to participate in life outside. From her window, she spies on the difficult lives other people lead. Then the phone rings. A man from Argentina has accidentally dialled her number. An intense conversation between the two lonely souls evolves. He longs for a better life as well, and says it also has consequences if you don’t do anything about other people’s misery. Despite the physical distance, their connection deepens. During their long talk, the tragic life outside the door goes on. Sometimes clear, at other times vague, or in odd frames. Now and then, little happens on screen. The water calmly ripples in the canal, while the conversation grows ever more passionate. Other scenes consist of long silences in the call, which by the way reveals more and more, and makes viewers contemplate their own life choices. Featuring Rutger Hauer and Georgina Verbaan, the latter of whom previously played this role in the eponymous stage version.

Credits

Director(s) Cyrus Frisch
Script Cyrus Frisch
Producer(s) Cyrus Frisch
Production Company
Stichting Filmkracht
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Editing
Mixage
Sound on Set
Music
Cast
Production Country
Netherlands