Archive of films He / Hij

Netherlands / Serbia
2011, 70 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2011

Thirty-year-old Tony works as a television reporter and has broken up with his partner. While shooting a new story, he encounters a mysterious homeless man who becomes his spiritual guide. The charismatic Amir shows Tony that reality isn’t limited to what happens in our immediate surroundings.


Thirty-year-old Tony works as a television reporter and is breaking up with his partner. His boss sends him to a nearby park to shoot a story about homeless people, but Tony balks at the assignment because his girlfriend used to live nearby and the park was their favorite meeting spot. But this time, instead of meeting her, he encounters a mysterious homeless man named Amir. The charismatic fellow becomes Tony’s spiritual guide; he shows his apprentice the way to once again become master of his own destiny. Tony learns to look at the world through dreams and fantasies that can be just as substantial as reality. Debut director Sasha Matijević puts a light, agile touch on his story of coping with ill-fated love. By means of an uncomplicated style he demonstrates how, even in a difficult situation, one can grasp life in both hands.

About the director

Sasha Matijević (b. 1967, Novi Sad, Serbia) is a film director and producer with MSVisuals, a company based in Amsterdam since 2006. For ten years he worked as a cameraman and a reporter for Dutch television. He has taken part in numerous film and television projects produced at home and abroad. He is his feature debut.


Studio Msvisuals
Madurastraat 64-3, 1094 GR, Amsterdam
Tel: +31 652 035 616

About the film

Color, HD CAM
European premiere

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Sasha Matijević
Screenplay: Sasha Matijević, Lodewijk Oudshoorn
Dir. of Photography: Renee van der Sluis
Music: Rob vd Schootbrugge
Editor: Pieter Kamp
Producer: Sasha Matijević
Production: Studio MSVisuals
Cast: Wigger Verschoor, Frans Stam, Ana Morel, Nout Seyffert
Contact: Studio Msvisuals


Sasha Matijević

Film Director, Film Director

Sarita Matijevic



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