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Dead body welcome

Director: Kees Brienen

‘Dead body welcome’ is a film based on a true story about the discovery of a new perspective on friendschip.


‘Dead body welcome’ is based on a true story about the journey filmmaker Kees Brienen undertook to see the phenomenon of the total solar eclipse. Upon arrival in India he finds out his best friend Ritchy had passed away. The trip suddenly becomes a search for a dead body, trying to understand and accept what had happened to him. Kees finds his friend up in the mountains, does what he needs to do, discovering new perspectives on friendship.


Cast / Kees Brienen, Naresh Choowdri, Mister Pala Bhutia, Big Mama Amma Ongel.
Screenplay / (i love you so much) Desiree Duwel
Cinematography / Benito Strangio
Editors / Menno Boerema + Kees Brienen
Abstract cinema + music / Martijn van Boven
Sound design / rec sound / Chris Wiegel + Melcher Meirmans
Creative adviser / Elisa Miller
Assistent director / Rohit Shekar
Director / Kees Brienen
Producers / Kees Brienen + Annemiek van Gorp + René Goossens
Distributie / Mokum Filmdistributie
Contact / Rieks Hadders
Lijnbaansgracht 209 D, 1016 XA Amsterdam
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