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Olivier etc.

Director: Sander Burger
Twenty-six-year-old Olivier is born with an incurable heart defect. He has come to accept an early death. When a doctor appears to be able to cure his condition, Olivier is confronted with a future he never had.
Olivier was born with only one ventricle, a physical defect which usually causes someone to die before he is thirty. Olivier is 26 and gradually developed a way to deal with this situation. His way of 'conquering death' is to enjoy life to the fullest while it lasts. But then, Olivier's life changes radically when a doctor appears to be able to cure his heart by means of surgery. The operation is successful. The people around him are obviously extremely relieved, but Olivier is confronted with a future he never had and an environment that suddenly looks at him with changed expectations. Nothing in life seems to be free of obligations anymore. Olivier feels a victim now that he is cured, because to him life is much harder than the death he had practically already embraced.


Production Design
Set geluid
Production company
Pracht en Praal producties
TV company
Title: Olivier etc.
Year: 2006
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2006

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