Message in a Bottle

How would you react if you found a message on the beach? Would you try to find out where it came from? Would it have the power to change your life?
The messages in the film span over a hundred years. Some of these are kept by Wim Kruiswijk, a retired Dutch book-keeper with a collection of more than one thousand messages in bottles. As we follow Wim, and other beachcombers, while they obsessively hunt, the film gradually explores the meaning of what is found. What was the intention of the sender? An offering in a time capsule? Or something darker - a desperate plea for help. What does it take for an accidental discovery to be interpreted into a life-changing message? Through a series of interconnected narratives, spanning oceans and continents, we follow the stories of people whose lives have been affected by encounters with messages on beaches. It explores the history of messages that drift across the sea – the objects that bridge the gap between otherwise distant people.


Projektstart 2018-04-04

Projektet startades av Mario Adamson. drivs av Film Stockholm med stöd av Region Stockholm och Botkyrka kommun

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