Frank Lammers co-directed and plays the leading role in Lex, an oppres­sive portrait of a man trapped in his own cyni­cism. The film, an adap­ta­tion of the play by the lamented company Alex d’Elec­trique, is predom­i­nantly set between the four walls of the bare, depressing house where Lex lives with his girl­friend Wilma. Like in Big Brother, their life is filmed 247 by cameras that have been installed in every room of the house. They capture how the misan­thropic Lex, in his period of deed­less­ness’, philosophises about his inner tension’, which he takes out on his girl­friend and when he goes out on random passers-by, and which is also occa­sion­ally discharged when he sings. The cameras merci­lessly and plainly register the life of a man who seems to have lost the ability to feel compas­sion. It seems impos­sible to escape his personal misery, and even when he is outside, his thoughts and argu­ments — liter­ally — move in circles.

Credits

Executive producer
Production Design
Sound editing
Sound Design

Title: Lex
Year: 2010
Duration : 1 hour, 25 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2010

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