Mark de Cloe’s second feature film is a fable about time and love. Gini and Benny are born in a world where every sunrise is an event that the whole city turns out for. Because every­body only expe­ri­ences it once in a life­time. In this world, people’s entire lives come to pass in 24 hours. All high­lights are unique. Like the act of love. After all, repe­ti­tion would make every­thing empty and useless, and who would want to live in such a hell, a preacher asks his audi­ence. Well, Gini and Benny want it. They cannot accept that their one-shot crush will be extin­guished after making love and commit a murder as an act of resis­tance. After their execu­tion, they will end up in hell, where they can make love forever after. But due to a mistake during the execu­tion, they do not go to the nether­world at the same time, which inci­den­tally looks surpris­ingly similar to our world. During their desperate search for each other, seen in split-screen, they also discover the less heav­enly aspects of love. Adapted from A.F.Th. van der Heij­den’s novel.

Title: Het leven uit een dag
Year: 2009
Duration : 1 hour, 34 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2009

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MovieSquad Award (2009)

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