A cinematic quest for the man behind photographer Sanne Sannes, a contemporary of Ed van der Elsken. In 1967, Sannes died in a car accident at the age of thirty. He left behind thousands of pictures of naked women; dark, mysterious and experimental. After a period of relative obscurity, his work is now in demand among collectors. Filmmaker Frodo Terpstra was introduced to Sannes' work and was immediately intrigued by the artist, particularly by a girl's portrait which has been meticulously scratched. It turned out that Terpstra rode his bike for many years along the road in Bergen where Sannes had his fatal accident. Through conversations with the past models, Terpstra tries to find the key to Sannes' mystifying work. Gradually, the image emerges of an outsider who could only make contact with women through his photos and who grew increasingly unhappy in his final years. After conversations with Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, who sat next to Sannes in the car as his assistent, and Sanne's youngest brother Rob Sannes, the quest eventually evokes as many questions as answers.


Executive producer
Production company
Duinzand Film
TV company
Distributor NL
Lombardo Films

Title: De vrouwen van Sanne Sannes
Year: 2008
Duration : 50 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2009

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