Monday, November 17, 2008

Linkeroever [2008] - dir. Pieter Van Hees

"Marie, a lonely introverted young woman, has dedicated her life to the pursuit of athletic excellence. When she suddenly collapses due to an infenction in her immune system, she is forced to rest. Now she starts realizing there are a lot of things she misses in her life.

Marie, whose parents are divorced, lives with her overprotective mother who increasingly gets on her nerves. Thus she very much welcomes the attention she gets from Bobby, a handsome archer she recently met and with whom she feels a strong connection.

Marie decides to temporarily move in with him in his flat on Left Bank (part of Antwerp). Their passionate relationship offers her a lot of comfort. Bobby has a strong rock and roll attitude and a zest for life. The more her mother thinks he resembles the impulsive pleasure seeker her ex-husband was, the more Marie is drawn to him. They are very happy together. That is until Marie discovers that the previous tenant of the flat, Hella, has mysteriously disappeared. She becomes obsessed with Hella's disappearance. When marie begins to suffer from headaches, nausea and insomnia, she starts believing that the place they live has a bad influence on her body.

Her obsessions create distance between her and Bobby, who believes she is just imagining things. Now Marie feels lonelier then ever. She begins to doyubt whether she can really trust Bobby. Life in Left Bank, once envisaged as a dream town, becomes an alienating nightmare."


Blogger cateris said...

Looks AWESOME! And totally artsy! Love it! Will search for it ;)

6:56 PM  

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