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by Peter Liechti


Liechti's film tells the incredible story of how the mummified corpse of a 40-year-old man was discovered by a hunter in one of the most remote parts of the country. The dead man's detailed notes reveal that he actually committed suicide through self-imposed starvation only the summer before. A stunning rapprochement of a fictional text, which itself is based upon a true event: a cinematic manifesto for life, challenged by the main character's radical renunciation of life itself.

international title: The Sound Of Insects – Record Of A Mummy
original title: The Sound Of Insects – Record Of A Mummy
country: Switzerland
sales agent: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
year: 2008
genre: documentary
directed by: Peter Liechti
release date: PL 23/10/2009
screenplay: Peter Liechti
cinematography by: Matthias Kälin, Peter Liechti, Peter Guyer
film editing: Tania Stöcklin
art director: Franco Carrer, Verena Schoch
music: Norbert Möslang, Christoph Homberger
producer: Peter Liechti
production: Liechti Filmproduktion GmbH, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
distributor: Look Now!, Against Gravity (PL)
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