If there are no surviving relatives, a poet from the Group of Death appears. With touching devotion, they compose a special poem for the funeral ceremony, organised by people who never knew the deceased.

Led by writer F. Starik, renowned poets including Menno Wigman and Maria Barnas have assembled in Poule des Doods (Group of Death). They recite specially written poems at funeral ceremonies of deceased people who have no surviving relatives. But municipal officials visiting deceased people’s homes often find only little information. So poets can only surmise and versify. And they often wonder for whom they do it.


Executive producer
Sound editing
Production company
Zeppers Film & TV
TV company
Distributor NL
Zeppers Film & TV

Title: Poule des doods
Year: 2012
Duration : 49 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

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