Filmfetish Friday: Rabat, Tous les Soleils, Post Mortem

Filmfetish Friday: Rabat, Tous les Soleils, Post Mortem

Jun 10, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event
About the author
As a freelance journalist, Anouk (26) usually writes about what other people do or like. In her precious spare time she watches arthouse films. Not a few. A lot, thanks to her trusted Cineville pass. Here she can finally share her film-fetish with the world.

To watch or not to watch? Anouk will tour around Amsterdam’s cinemas and answer this crucial question every Friday. Without mercy, of course. Sucky movies will be slaughtered, cinematographic pearls will be appreciated as such. Or the other way around. After all, good taste is in the eye of the beholder.


I was a bit sceptical about this first Habbekrats movie. These guys, well known for their music videos and commercials, wrote the script in two weeks, shot the film in a month and that without their finances being fully covered yet. But the ultimate hipsters pulled it of; Rabat is a good movie. It plays with cliches, but is never a cliche itself. The film is about three friends in Amsterdam, all with an Arabic background. Nadir has to bring his fathers taxi to Rabat, Abdel and Zakaria invite themselves along. On the road through Belgium, France, Spain and finally Marocco, Nadirs real purpose of the journey is revealed. Go see it, you’ll laugh.

Watch this film in: Het Ketelhuis, Kriterion, Pathe Arena, Pathe De Munt.

Tous les Soleils

I am in love. I am in love with Stefano Accorsi, the actor who plays Alessandro in this film. Ofcourse he’s married to a super model, figures (I googled him immediatley when I got home..). Tous les Soleils gave me such a nice feeling, that I didn’t care much though. So, Alessandro! He is a teacher, widow and the father of Irina. His ‘protesting’ brother also lives with them, this Italian hasn’t left the house since Berlusconi was elected. A bit implausible, but Tous les Soleils is full of colourfull characters like this, so the brother doens’t falls out of tone. Life seems good, except, Alessandro has no love life. That has to change, according to Irina and her uncle. Will it?

Watch this film in: Tuschinski, Cinecenter, The Movies.

Post Mortem

Jesus, what is this? I saw this film in the sneak and wasn’t prepared at all. Sometimes it’s hard to get the meaning of a movie if you haven’t read anything about it before: is Post Mortem comedy, or the total opposite? We meet Mario Cornejo, a clerc who writes down the findings of the hostipals pathologist. In his spare time he is in love with his neighbour, a show dancer. Suddenly, shit hits the fan. Revolution takes the streets of this South American country and the hospital is full of soldiers and dead bodies. One of them is Salvador Allende Gossens, ’till 1970 the president of Chile. Now, for the first time, I had some sort of framework, allthough the film is still full of long silences and akward moments. Post Mortem got high ratings in the quality newspapers, but maybe it helped that those film critics knew what the story was about in advance, and that the director wants to explain as little as possible about Post Mortem, to the audience and his actors. Fun fact: Mario Cornejo was really the name of the clerc who was present during Allendes autopsy. The director was so fascinated by this man, that he made a whole film around him. But only his name and job are true to history. It better be.. because the end is dreadfully cruel.

Watch this film in: EYE Film Institute, Het Ketelhuis.

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