Os Famosos e os Duendes da Morte
Genre: drama, literature
Teenagers, an outsider, Internet, Computer, Berlinale 2010, Bob Dylan
way out of Youth
This will be Brazil? Bob Dylan instead of samba, sunshine and mist instead of Weltschmerz place Allegria? This is Brazil – a teenage boy in the living world. Os famosos e os duendes da morte (The Famous and the Dead) is a coming-of-age drama of a special kind
Mr. Tambourine Man “is sixteen and lives with his mother in a small town in southern Brazil , where the German roots of many residents are still alive in the language of the grandparents’ generation, in customs and festivals. But even the “Teenage Angst” is present here. Mr. Tambourine Man “is still looking for his place in society, he suffers from the world and has therefore created its own place: the Internet is his refuge. He latches onto some downright out of his monotonous (school) day, to instead post a new text rather than its emotional reality. He has chosen his pseudonym based on Bob Dylan, whose music and lyrics he seeks solace. On the Internet, he exchanges views with friends and plan a visit to a Bob Dylan concert.
, But he always gets lost in photos and video clips that show a pretty girl. The videos are filmed by her boyfriend with a digital camera. The two present themselves before the camera. Once the girl has pulled a plastic bag over his head, breathing slowly and smiling. A mysterious vortex proceeds from these image fragments, which are interwoven as a second level with visual reality. This suction leads Mr. Tambourine Man to a bridge on the outskirts. The world portrayed is very hermetic, the bridge marked border and escape at once, although a world beyond the bridge seems to be not at all necessarily existent. As the young man suddenly appears from the video clip almost like a zombie on the ground. For Mr. Tambourine Man “began a discussion of traumatic events of loss and death and the reality of growing up.
Os famosos e os duendes da morte is the feature debut of the young Brazilian director Esmir Filho, who has implemented several short films before . His feature film debut was awarded several prizes in Brazil and at the Film Festival had its European premiere at Locarno. At the Berlinale, the film in the section Generation14plus is staying.
, Where he finds a young audience, which can be linked securely to the most emotional worlds of the film. But you have to enter it as a spectator once the first tough narrative tempo, which relies on situational factors and the description of the emotional reality of the protagonists, rather than plot and action. The telling of the story takes a backseat in favor of poetic images of emotional states. This is achieved by the film, conjuring up an oppressive atmosphere over long distances between poetry and fear. Mal wakes the camera loose associations with Blair Witch Project, in the sequences of light outshone pictures with the girl a touch of Picnic at Hanging Rock pervades the film. A sleepwalking depressive mood, reinforced determined by the music of Johann Nelo, the flow of the film, which certainly runs the risk of being rejected as too slow. A formal courageous film, and that courage of the production also brings to light some details of unspoiled beauty and unsettling spell. The final sequence, when Mr. Tambourine Mans despair collides with the relentless cheerfulness of the German village festival, has a great power.
Os famosos e os duendes da morte based on a novel by Ismail Caneppele, in the film in the see the role of the young man is. The story has autobiographical roots, is the author himself grew up in such a place. Some of his friends have left the place in the normal way over the bridge, but some have their way down from the bridge elected to the suicide. At the end of the film is Mr. Tambourine Man “to decide on the bridge for his own way …
Title: Os Famosos e os Duendes da Morte Original Title: The Famous and the Dead Country of production: France, Brazil Year of production: 2009 Length: 95 (Min)