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Raoul Servais


10' - 2001 - Fantasy, Short
Director: Raoul Servais Composer: Lucien Goethals With: Marq Rawls, Mimecentrum
This short film tells the story of seven nameless individuals, prisoners of a system and/or of themselves. They are wandering about in a crackled and blistering landscape. One of them takes the risk to look up for watching the only light source. Is it a sign of Freedom? Is it Salvation? And where are these prisoners?
The director used live action film sequences with actor Marc Rawls and members of the Antwerp Mime-Centre and manipulated them with the computer.
It has become a film with many hidden meanings; the simplicity it reflects is deceptive. It is such films French critics write philosophical treatises about. Concerning contents, Servais continues to embroider on his favourite theme. The human being as a slave doesn’t fit in his world view. He warns against every form of suppression. Don’t be afraid to throw off your chains, is his silent message.

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Raoul Servais


Lucien Goethals


Marq Rawls, Mimecentrum


Raoul Servais

Director of Photography

Lou Demeyere


Raoul Servais

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Countries of production

Belgium, France




Raoul Servais
Harbor Lights (short, 1960), November Diversion (short, 1962), The False Note (short, 1963), Chromophobia (short, 1965), Sirene (short, 1968), Goldframe (short, 1969), To Speak or Not to Speak (short, 1970), Operation X-70 (short, 1971), Pegasus (short, 1973), Het Lied van Haleweyn (short, 1976), Harpya (short, 1979), Die schöne gefangene (1982), Taxandria (1994), Nocturnal Butterflies (1998), Atraksion (short, 2001), Winter Days (short, 2003), Tank (short, 2015), Der Lange Kerl (short, 2021)

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