A bleak container in the middle of nowhere in the Nevada desert. Inside: the drone pilot, tightly framed, finger on the button, staring at screens, instructions via headset. Selecting target, countdown, fire - and thousands of miles away a terrorist camp gets blasted to bits. Or a school, accidentally, after which pilot Ivan (Grégoire Colin) goes into an existential crisis. Nightclub, sex, love; remorse and denial; vague, coarse-grained drone images - Ivan enters the disorienting border zone of his mental capacities, where his subconscious is respectively portrayed as an unreachable island and as a boxing school where he has to free himself of his deepest fears as he looks for genuine contact.
David Verbeek (known for Asian-oriented films such as Shangai Trance, 2008) once again analyses the psychological effects of fast cultural and technological developments, this time supported by a minimalist soundtrack by Tindersticks keyboardist David Boulter.

Filmmaker
David Verbeek
Country
Netherlands, Croatia
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
105’
Language
English, French, Arabic
Producer
Eva Eisenloeffel, Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries, Siniša Juricic
Production Company
Lemming Film, Nukleus film
Sales
BAC Films
Writer
David Verbeek
Cinematography
Frank van den Eeden
Editor
Sander Vos
Production Design
Mario Ivezic
Sound Design
Peter Warnier
Music
David Boulter
Cast
Gregoire Colin, Slimane Dazi, Lizzie Brochere
Website
http://davidverbeek.com