War Save Me

Jelmer Wristers Short film - 2020 - 40 min.
Sixteen plus

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A war rages inside the head of P., a homeless drifter who only finds peace in his fantasy.

Portraits of homeless people are plentiful. But what does their inner world look like? This feature film grants us a raw, cinematic glimpse into P.’s twisted thoughts. His restless wanderings through the city and the hustle and bustle of the night shelter make him long for the clarity and purpose of war. Because in real life, boredom and tension always go hand in hand. No clichés or imperative storyline, but a gritty slice of lifeexposing inconvenient and invisible aspects of our society. 


Director(s) Jelmer Wristers
Producer(s) Esther Rots
Production Company
Rots Filmwerk
Executive Producer
Merel Blom
Rene Nouwens
Co-production Company
Stichting Alchemie
Director of Photography
Production Design
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Erik Verhulst
Krisjan Schelingerhout
Aminata Demba
Sergio Hasselbaink
Nur Mohamed
Tereza DuMore
Production Country
Netherlands, South Africa