EN - 11 March, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam’s biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the CEO of Dutch electronics giant Philips. His goal is to warn people about a large-scale fraud, aimed at brainwashing consumers by means of widescreen TV sets. In the film, we find out about John’s preliminary frustrations, his bizarre encounter with Philips CEO Gerard Wesselinck, their impossible friendship, rivalry and John's armed attempt to force the executive to do penance in public.

FR - 11 Mars 2002. John R. prend le chef de la sécurité et 17 autres personnes en otage dans le plus haut gratte-ciel d’Amsterdam. John R. demande à parler avec le PDG de Philips, le géant de l’électronique allemand. Son but est d’alerter les gens à propos de la fraude à grande échelle, dont le but est de faire un lavage de cerveau aux consommateurs à l’aide de larges écrans de TV. Dans le film, nous en apprenons plus sur les frustrations initiales de John, son étrange rencontre avec Gerard Wesselinck, le PDG de Philips, leur amitié possible, la rivalité, et la tentative armée de John d’obliger le cadre à présenter ses excuses en public.

Info

Title Off Screen
Original title Off Screen
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 2005

Credits

Cast Jan Decleir, Jeroen Krabbé, Astrid Joosten
Photography Bert Pot
Editing Job ter Burg
Music Portait II

Technical specs

Running time film 94’
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour

Partners

Supported by

Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CoBo Fonds, Dutch Ministry Education, Culture and Science, VPRO

Awards

2005: Grand Prix des Ameriques (Montreal World Film Festival)

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Last edited on 10 September 2014

Short info

Director Pieter Kuijpers
Producers Anja Daelemans
Writers Hugo Heinen
Contact

Another Dimension of an Idea
Anja Daelemans
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B-3210 Lubbeek
Belgium
T +32 16 63 33 69
F +32 16 63 33 69
anja@anotherdimenion.be
www.anotherdimension.be

Sales

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