After the Tone

  • 85'
  • Netherlands
  • 2014
A daring project by seasoned (documentary) director Digna Sinke: we don’t see a single one of the protagonists. In fact, there is no interaction between the characters in the film at all. All the dialogue consists of messages left on the voicemail of Onno - the person everything is about and whose voice we never even hear. Onno is conspicuous by his absence: he suddenly disappeared, leaving people behind in confusion, fury and despair.
Through the messages left for him, we slowly start building up a picture of Onno, of the relationships the different speakers have with him and what he means to them: his professional partner, his mother, his sister, his girlfriend, his phantom ex-lover.
The footage accompanying the voice-overs is of the places that belong to the relevant voices: a container dock, suburban open space, water surrounded by waving reeds, an office building, motorway, the car park of a mega-store.

Director
Digna Sinke
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
85'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Dutch, English, German
Producer
Digna Sinke
Production Company
SNG Film
Sales
SNG Film
Screenplay
Henk Burger, Digna Sinke
Cinematography
Digna Sinke
Editor
Albert Elings
Sound Design
Marc Lizier
Cast
voices of Dragan Bakema, Olga Zuiderhoek
Local Distributor
Mokum Film
Website
https://sngfilm.nl/en/film/after-the-tone