by Jan Willem van Dam
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Director of Photography:
Hein van Liempd
Frits de Bruijn
THE FLY MISERY OF QUAME NYANTAKYI 2018
Psychiatric patient - and small time crook - Freddy Inderson is advised to take a role in a fiction film. Will this give him back a place in society or will his demons follow him throughout his live? And what will be the opinion of his fellow actors about the way he tried to solve a murder case?
Are his ghosts real or is reality his ghost?
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A therapy in a therapy. A film in a film. A different view of documentary and fiction filmmaking.
How does a man in problems survive a fictional enviroment? Does it help him to understand the world that surounds him, and if so will he be able to adjust to society, or will it in the contrary be a major setback? After 10 years of homelesness, drug-addiction, some years in prison and the last years living in a psychiatric ward Mr Inderson aka Quamé Nyantakyi was advised to accept a role in a movie. We follow his struggle with a murdercase, the visits to his therapists and his housing in a Witness protection program and his contact with other patients.
An experiment full of questions about film and real life. For a big part the story is based on thoughts and and adventures experienced by Mr Inderson. Sometimes he wants to improvise more but that seems to be a part of his problem in a world where (t)his kind of behaviour is not appreciated. Thereby as soon as he thinks he’s adjusted to the mishaps (morals and values) of the country he lives in there is still the cultural lugage that will make’s it hard for him. Hearing voices can be nice if they come by as beautiful songs but normaly this is not the case. Instead they are generaly here to cause problems and and they make it difficult for you to control your own life. So
sometimes it's maybe better to have other people to set the rules.
Film as medicine against reality.
This film is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund
and Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht.