Poetry & psychology: a 'gesamtkunstwerk'
“We wrote the script together. Most of the times, we talked for a long while and then worked on the script alone, sending new versions to each other. During the shooting, not many thing were changed. Maybe some dialogue.”
“We spent a lot of time at the end of the movie. The chronological line for the beginning was quite clear when we started. But what is going to happen after the incident?”
Bart thinks and writes more poetical and Sophie psychological. This was a good combination. In the script was already written how some things would look like. After the writing Sophie and director of photography Thomas van der Gronde made a shot list and Bart participated in the meetings about which colors and music we should use.
“Some people thought it was strange that the actor/writer was also involved in the production process, but for us it was completely logical and we wanted to treat this as a ‘gesamtkunstwerk’.”