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An eye blinks close to the camera lens. This is followed by the image of an ear. Someone tastes food, another uses his nose, looking for a specific smell. A couple of massaging hands work bare skin. The film follows people who use their senses to get an idea or a sensation. The composer utilises his hearing to draw inspiration from everyday sounds. A passionate cook tastes his dishes until he is satisfied. A 'corpse sniffer' deploys his keen sense of smell to locate missing victims of criminal acts. The astronomer uses strong lenses to search the star system for new elements, while a blind man threads his way through traffic. Chaotic city noises accompany an image of what he can barely see. His tactile sense is miraculously strong. The occasional voice-over complements this ingeniously edited exploration of sensory perceptions.


Executive producer
Set geluid
Sound editing
Production company
VOF Appel & Honigmann
TV company
Distributor NL
VOF Appel & Honigmann

Title: Deuren naar de ziel
Year: 2008
Duration : 48 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2009

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