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R U THERE

by David Verbeek

synopsis

The story of Jitze (20), a professional gamer who travels around the world to compete in video game tournaments. During a stay in Taipei he unexpectedly witnesses an accident which ressembles those he re-enacts in his video games on a day to day basis; this confronts him with his own mortality and his world is suddenly shaken by reality, in a violent way. He meets an intriguing Taiwanese woman in the hotel bar where he is staying, never quite figuring out whether she is an escort, masseuse or bettle nut girl. He tries to get close to her but only manages to do so in the virtual world, on Second Life which they both visit.

international title: R U There
original title: R U There
country: Netherlands, France
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: David Verbeek
release date: NL 17/06/2010
screenplay: Rogier de Blok
cast: Stijn Koomen, Huan-Ru Ke, Tom De Hoog, Phi Nguyen, David Eugene Callegari
cinematography by: Lennert Hillege
film editing: Sander Vos
art director: Wang Shih Hui
music: Giong Lim
producer: Frans Van Gestel, Natacha Devillers
production: IDTV Film, Les Petites Lumières, South Sky Filmworx
distributor: Clorofilm Srl

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main awards/selection

Cannes 2010 Un Certain Regard
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