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quietearth [Celluloid 07.27.12] Netherlands documentary



Director Wim van der Aar has a fetish for peeping into the lives of strangers which he fulfills by finding other peoples video and audio tapes. In this documentary, he explores the life of a bizarre man who recorded everything from conversations with himself to phone calls he made with a backdrop of a stunning mixture of footage, of different types and styles, from the various locations mentioned on those tapes. The result looks like a fascinating, unsolvable riddle reminiscent of the enigmatic meta-detective flick You Are Here and feels like something profound might be unleashed, if only we could find an answer.

Film maker Wim Van der Aar stumbles upon a bag full of audiotapes at a flea market in Amsterdam. It turns out to be a collection of private recordings of the youngest son of an influential Dutch family. With the find starts the search to his life's story filled with relationships, failure, hope, and sorrow. Slowly the outlines of a bizarre upbringing and it's dramatic consequences begin to unfold.




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