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Group of teenagers engage in a pillow fight in a space that resembles a bunker or a room in a correctional facility. At the same time, a voice-over recites strict rules of boarding schools. Dormitorium was made with young people from Helsinki. It was inspired by the youngsters’ thoughts of their own space and the famous scene in Jean Vigo’s Zéro de Conduite in which students of a boarding school get into a pillow fight. The work deals with power and the design of behaviour with words and laws.

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English title / Dormitorium
Original title / Dormitorium
Keywords / schools (educational institutions), law, women, rules, resistance (politics)
Type / Single channel
Genre / political commentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 2,35:1
Duration / 00:04:30
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo, Dolby Surround 5.1
Year / 2013
Cast / Kimmo Syväri (Cinematographer), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Director), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Editor), Art Film Media / Johanna Wartio-McEvoy (Producer), Sininen verstas / Maru Hietala (Other ), City of Helsinki Rescue Department / - (Other ), Rebecca Clamp (Actor), Jouko Piipponen (Camera Assistant), Sami Lehtinen (Production Personnel), Marina Järvinen (Production Personnel), Johanna Knaapi (Production Personnel), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Script), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Author), Marjatta Viinikainen (costumer), Marjatta Viinikainen (Props), Kimmo Syväri (Color Grading), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Sound Design)
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