Man has always wanted to go higher. But what explains this fascination? Director Eugenie Jansen interviews people in Rotterdam who work at great heights. Like the architect of the Luxor Tower, a crane operator who is working alone all day and two people in the Robeco Tower with different feelings about the view. But also a young bridal couple on the Euromast, dreaming of a place in the World Trade Center, and a window-cleaner, who sighs that he is `mostly looking at himself' in the reflecting walls of the skyscraper. Looking at the view, all of them start daydreaming now and then, a feeling that is conveyed to the spectator by the recurring panoramas and the relaxed, personal tone of the interviews. High above them, the pilot of the trauma helicopter regularly flies by.

Credits

Executive producer
Set geluid
Montage
Mixage
Hugo Dijkstal Audio Postproductie
Production company
Holland Harbour Productions
TV company
AVRO TV

Title: Wolkenridders & luchtkastelen
Year: 2001
Duration : 52 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2001

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