Shocking portrait of a troublesome couple. Rasa sells her body for heroin and Andrew smuggles XTC to the United States. Things do not go as hoped for.
Rasa is a Lithuanian woman selling her body for heroin and cocaine. The drugs cause wounds in her gaunt face and aggravate her epilepsy to boot. Her boyfriend Andrew is a smooth talker from Surinam who thinks he can earn enough money to get them out of their sad straits by smuggling XTC to the United States. Things do not go as hoped for, and at one stage they are both in prison. Even there, they are filmed by the crew of director Roy Dames, who follows their troublesome but indestructible relationship for one year. He interviews them, watches them collapse, start again, and collapse again. Indirectly, his film is also a portrait of the Rotterdam Paulus Church and its indefatigable staff members, who have to make tough decisions in their attempts to keep people on their feet.

Credits

Director
Script
Set geluid
Camera
Stolk Video
Production company
Springfilm
Distributor NL
DocWorkers International

Title: Andrew en Rasa, een modern liefdesverhaal
Year: 2002
Duration : 1 hour, 5 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2002

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