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2020 | Color | 95:00

Rampant debt and a serious midlife crisis send philosopher Edmund Burke on an expedition through the French Alps. He brings along a servant from his brother’s plantation in the West Indies, a young indigenous woman named Awak. Together they set out to discover the sublime in this 18th-century road movie. Ill-equipped for outdoor life, Burke whines the days away while Awak carries their supplies and makes sure his face is perpetually powdered.


Country: Francia, Dinamarca
Direction: Jacobi; Illum
Script: Frederik Jacobsen; Hans, Jacobi; Illum
Production: Adomeit; Katja, Perales Marhuenda; Marina, Rocher; Xavier, Jacobi; Illum
Photography: Jacobi; Frederik
Sound: Aurelius; Adrien, Kristiansen; Rune
Music: Bensi; Danny, Jurriaans; Saunder
Cast:Langdon; Antony, Jeffers; Andrew, Burns; Ian, Acevedo; Nathalia, Wivel; Ulrik
Art direction: Sachs; Sara
Participation year at FICM: 2020

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