Gezocht: Man

BFM — 40
BFM — 40
Wanted: Man
28 March
Auditorium – Piazza della Libertà
Directed by Patrice ToyeItalian title: Ricercato: Uomo [t.l.]
Netherlands / 2005 / 83 min.O.V. / Subtitles: it./en.

Wanted: Man is about the life of the 36-year-old single mother Rosalie and her nine-year-old son Bas. Bas’ father left Rosalie when their son was three, and since then his mother and son together. Bas decides to help his mother and places an advertisement on the bulletin board of a supermarket.


«Patrice Toye, who earlier made an impression with Rosie, een duivel in m’n kop, made Wanted: Man basically as a film for Dutch television. Also in this film, she allows young people to take a fresh look at the adult world. (…) Wanted: Man is a modest tragicomedy in which above all Monic Hendrickx plays a wonderful role as a slightly slovenly, sympathetic single mother. Also watch out for the beautifully nasty supporting role of Kitty Courbois (who seems to get better and better as she gets older) as Rosalie’s mother. The bond between mother and son is beautifully and sensitively portrayed by the slow motion Super8 shots of happy moments.»

(International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2005)

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