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Maailmaa pelastamassa

Saving the World looks at reality and experiencing it from the point of view of Marcel Bloemendahl, director’s friend. Marcel has schizophrenia, which he describes in the following way: ‘If I did not have it, I would just be boring and average. But now I can save the world.’ Marcel has been traveling around Europe non-stop since 1976. The director joined him for the five-year period of making the film. The film looks at the problematics of normality and abnormality, the ordinary and extraordinary, insanity and reality. The film is an art piece that chose to be a documentary. The main language used in the film and its important element is the lingua franca of today – broken English.

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English title / Saving the World
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Maailmaa Pelastamassa
Original title / Maailmaa pelastamassa
Keywords / portraits (works of art ), Communism, emotions, capitalism, documentary films, fear, interviews, human relations, philosophy, persecutions, mental disorders, political attitudes, society
Type / Single channel
Genre / Personal narrative, Political commentary, Political commentary, Documentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:55:10
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2005
Cast / Maija Blåfield (Director), Sakari Kirjavainen (Editor), Kinotar OY / - (Producer), Maija Blåfield (Camera), Pietari Koskinen (Sound), Maija Blåfield (Script), Maija Blåfield (Author), Marcel Bloemendal (Cast)
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