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Ruben Desiere

Echo

Official Selection 74' - 2022 - Documentary - Dialogue: Dutch, French, English
Director: Ruben Desiere Composer: Jordan Dykstra With: Walter Van Dyck
With Echo Ruben Desiere offers a surprising glimpse into the training of Belgian soldiers, who are subjected to almost theatrical role-plays and the authority of an amiable commander.
Thu 13 Oct
13:00
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: English
Mon 17 Oct
19:45
Kinepolis 1
Subtitles: English
+GUEST
Tue 18 Oct
17:15
Studio Skoop 2
Subtitles: English
+GUEST
Wed 19 Oct
22:15
Studio Skoop 2
Subtitles: English
+GUEST
Accattone Films has produced many a minimalist yet accomplished film, including Etangs Noirs, Kind Hearts and now Echo, a documentary by founder Ruben Desiere. In what is definitely an intriguing glimpse into the training of Belgian soldiers, we follow the young recruits of Peleton Echo under the tutelage of commander Walter Van Dyck, who acts as a strict but human "school principle". By means of role-play, an image of their future as professional soldiers steadily appears. From learning how to salute and march, to lessons in war ethics and even sketching designated areas, Desiere's camera follows everything closely and emphasises the abstract and almost theatrical nature of the training; as if the recruits are giving a performance over and over again.
Under the tutelage of commander Walter Van Dyck, young recruits of the Belgian Armed Forces receive their basic military training. By means of role-play, an image of their future as professional soldiers steadily appears. Echo meticulously documents this intentional metamorphosis.

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Credits

Director

Ruben Desiere

Composer

Jordan Dykstra

With

Walter Van Dyck

Director of Photography

Ruben Desiere

Editor

Dieter Diependaele

Producer

Rasmus Van Heddegem, Ruben Desiere

Production studios

Accattone Films

Distributor

Avila

More information

Dialogue

Dutch, French, English

Countries of production

Belgium

Year

2022

Filmography

Ruben Desiere
Kosmos (2014), La fleurière (2018), Echo (2022)

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