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Cyrus Frisch

Forgive Me

Edition 2001
83' - 2001 - Drama - Dialogue: Dutch
Director: Cyrus Frisch With: Nico, Chiquita, Peter, Achmed, Mevrouw Verhoeff, Astrid, Sylvia Kristel, Ellen Ten Damme
Selling himself to the devil, Cyrus Frisch goes even further on the path of controversy than in his previous work. He develops a dialectic between himself as a provocateur, theatre-maker, scriptwriter of people’s lives and protagonist in his own film. He penetrates the lives of ‘outsiders’ he has come across in the street: the alcoholic Peter who visits prostitutes and his psychotic alcoholic ex-girlfriend Chiquita, her ex-boyfriend who is suffering from a rare disease, the wheelchair-bound heroin addict Achmed, a woman whose daughter has been killed by a junkie and Astrid, who dreams of a career as a singer. Frisch provokes questions about the morality of (his) filming, and at the same time the morality of the viewer who is thrown back and forth between disapproval and fascination, but still keeps on looking. (Catalogue 30th Film Festival Rotterdam)

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Credits

Director

Cyrus Frisch

With

Nico, Chiquita, Peter, Achmed, Mevrouw Verhoeff, Astrid, Sylvia Kristel, Ellen Ten Damme

Scenario

Cyrus Frisch

Director of Photography

Cyrus Frisch, Laurence Vaughen Jones, Han Wennink, Aart Kramer, Jean-Pierre Sens, Marc Godefroy, J. De Jong

Producer

Petra Goedings

More information

Dialogue

Dutch

Countries of production

The Netherlands

Year

2001

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