Friday, February 16, 2018

"Broken Contact": A young man in Amsterdam looks for his lost brother in London after dad dies

Here is a short film by Film Shot “Broken Contact”, by Rico Pel and Jordy Pijper.

The complete film (23 min) is not embeddable but is available here. The trailer above is displayed. 

A young gay man, Jason (Jordy Pijper), 18, is living with his dad in Amsterdam.  When dad gets a brain tumor and dies, Jason, emotionally distracted, starts failing in school.  But he remembers a lost brother in London and goes looking for him.

At one point, Jason says he needs to raise money for his father, but that would not make sense in a European country with single-payer health care, unless dad is on a waiting list and can’t get surgery o time at all.  He is also gay-bashed or bullied in school, which does not make sense in Amsterdam. 

The film (2.35:1) impressive photography of Amsterdam and London.

The film is in English with Dutch subtitles, which make Dutch look very close to English.

Wikipedia attribution:
By Sergey Galyonkin from Berlin, Germany - Amsterdam, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
I have visited Amsterdam in 1999 and 2001.

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