After finding audio tapes from the 1970s, film­maker attempts a recon­struc­tion of the tragic life story of Guido van Waveren, born of good family, but unemployed.
When Wim van der Aar comes across one Guido van Waveren’s audio­tapes in 1996, the film­maker starts a search for his life story. In the 1970s, Guido, scion of an influ­en­tial family, recorded over sixty hours of mono­logues, conver­sa­tions and phone calls that give a unique insight into his tragic life. From his soli­tary, bizarre child­hood in Heem­stede to his further social alien­ation in Amsterdam, where he lived off the family fortune uned­u­cated and unem­ployed, in a typi­cally 1970s décor of free love and exper­i­mental ther­a­pies. The tapes, combined with asso­cia­tive montages, estab­lish a link between Guido’s thoughts and the finder’s search for the under­lying truth. Grad­u­ally, things become clearer amidst the smoke curtains that Van Waveren grew up among.


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Title: De Van Waveren Tapes
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour, 27 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

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