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Gad Hollander

Diary of a Sane Man

Edition 1990
85' - 1989 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Gad Hollander With: Sara Donadoni, Charles Shuts, Rafaella Monti
Sara is led by her grandfather through the mise-en-scene of a film being shot in ltaly. The landscape in which they walk is the film's plot, masquerading as a state of mind, Its sub-plot woven in with a selection of Bach's Goldberg Variations. The young girl sights Venus strolling through these landscapes, an ‘agent provocateur’ from the country of myth. A filmmaker, In whose imagination this plot is unraveling, approaches a group of producers to fund his film "Aphrodite". The film begins to shift back and forth between archaic and modern notions of myth, highlighting the distinctions between myth and story and the relationships between history and biography.

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Gad Hollander


Sara Donadoni, Charles Shuts, Rafaella Monti


Gad Hollander

Director of Photography

Bob Goodlife, Graham Gussin


Gad Hollander


David Pupkewitz

Non-original music

Johan Sebastian Bach

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Countries of production

United Kingdom



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