Archive of films Days Under / Untertage

Netherlands
2003, 25 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2004

An unconventional documentary depicting a day in the life of German miners. A 20-minute pictorial symphony captured in a black-and-white world 1,200 meters under the ground. 


Synopsis

A day in the life of German miners as seen in a 20-minute pictorial symphony. Shot in a world devoid of colour, the musical accompaniment was supplied by the horrifying cacophony of jackhammers and creaking mining trucks. Due to difficult shooting conditions the film’s young Dutch director was obliged to use an old Bolex 16 mm camera and a Nagra reel-to-reel recorder. Her choice intensified the film’s impact through the disturbingly grainy image and the rawness of sound.

About the director

Jiska Rickels (b. 1977) performed in musical theatre productions, then graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. Untertage is her graduation film. Last year she also worked as assistant director on The Story of the Weeping Camel (dir. by Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni), screening this year in the Another View section. 

Contacts

Fu Works
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Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 344 5147
Fax: +31 20 344 5145
E-mail: info@fuworks.com
www: www.fuworks.nl

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Tel: +31 20 344 4588
Fax: +31 20 344 4587
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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Jiska Rickels
Screenplay: Jiska Rickels
Dir. of Photography: Martijn van Broekhuizen
Music: Horst Rickels, Dick Raaymakers
Editor: Kristian Claas
Producer: Eelke Pollé
Production: Netherlands Film and Television Academy, koprodukce / co-production: Fu Works
Contact: Fu Works, Accento Sales
   
www: www.fuworks.com

Guests

Eelke Pollé

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