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22ND OF MAY (2011)

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“A hypnotic journey through life, death, pain, love, longing, the past and present, 22nd of May masterfully interweaves several narratives and shows Mortier to be a strong and unique voice.” – Toronto Film Scene “A film in which the line between the physical and the spiritual are blurred to the point that they become meaningless and the spirits of the dead roam freely with the living.” – Twitch


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Catalogue No. ACC0232
SRP A$24.95
APN 9333723002329
DVD Release Date 19 Jan 2012
Director Koen Mortier
Producer --
Cast Sam Louwyck, François Beukelaers,Titus De Voogdt
Genre Drama
Rating MA 15+ (Strong themes and brief nudity)
Run Time 90 mins
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language Dutch (optional English subtitles)
Special Features SPECIAL FEATURES: MUSIC VIDEOS “GOING HOME” & “WAITING FOR EVOLUTION” SHORT FILMS “LA VIE DE ROGER” & “A HARD DAY’S WORK”
Quotes “A hypnotic journey through life, death, pain, love, longing, the past and present, 22nd of May masterfully interweaves several narratives and shows Mortier to be a strong and unique voice.” – Toronto Film Scene “A film in which the line between the physical and the spiritual are blurred to the point that they become meaningless and the spirits of the dead roam freely with the living.” – Twitch
Awards WINNER of the Golden Palm Award Mexico International Film Festival WINNER of Visions Award Toronto Film Festival

Synopsis
Life is a routine of little more than tedium for Sam a blue collar security guard in Belgium. That all changes the morning when a suicide bomber enters the shopping centre he patrols and blows it to smithereens. in the carnage Sam does his best to retrieve dying victims from the smouldering ruins. The delirium, however, proves too much and Sam evacuates, running until he collapses with exhaustion. The shock of this experience appears
to transport the security guard beyond the realms of possibility as he ghosts through the city which is now a netherworld emptied of the living. Eventually Sam comes across one of the victims and then another. He soon discovers the unfulfilled hopes and dreams of each, stories that runs parallel with his own. But these phantasms can’t prepare Sam for a final confrontation in which he will question the thresholds of existence and the role he has been unwilling to play.
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