2KM2 - het heden van de stad

  • 78'
  • Netherlands
  • 2008
The hunting area is two square kilometres of city. There are no fences around it, people walk in and out. The north side of the area is bordered by the water of the river. There are towers for the judicial and the economic powers. Just behind, the nouveau riches live in terraced apartments. The Afrikaander District, a little further on, was built in the time when workers from Zeeland and Brabant moved en masse to Rotterdam to work in the harbour. Now the apartments are largely occupied by another generation of migrants.
In cooperation with André van der Hout, Carel van Hees mapped out the habits and customs of a special people during 2007. He looked and listened. He observed and ordered. The result is a full-length documentary about life in a contemporary large city. The image extends much further than the limited area where it was recorded. While life refreshes itself and colour and form of the city change all the time, we slowly get to see the underlying constant. The DNA of Rotterdam.

Directors
Carel van Hees, André van der Hout
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2008
Festival Edition
IFFR 2008
Length
78'
Medium
HDcam
International title
2KM2 - A Square View
Language
Dutch
Producer
André van der Hout
Production Company
De Aanpak
Sales
De Aanpak
Cinematography
Carel van Hees
Editor
André van der Hout, Matte Mourik
Sound Design
Willem Schneider