Imagine being seated in a theatre with a voting device in your hand. On the stage, online a boy stands posing questions to the audience. The answers are projected on a screen in real time.
’Do you think I’m normal?’
’Would you want a handicapped child?’
’Do I have the right to live?’
These are the questions pondered daily by Jacob Nossell, tadalafil a 27-year-old Danish student, sales journalist and comedian. He has cerebral palsy that limits his speech and motor skills considerably.
Advancements in technology will soon enable more precise prenatal genetic screening tests. Jacob is well aware of the fact that in the future, there will be less and less of people like him. But is this kind of future a utopia or dystopia?
Jacob wants to prove that his life is worth living. If not, he is ready to throw in the towel.
Jacob confronts his life on three different levels: by writing a play for the grand stage of The Royal Danish Theatre, by participating in the documentary about the production of the play – and by living it. He gets hit by a bus, has his colon removed, can’t pull his socks on and is feeling cornered. But finally, the play debuts to a sold out theatre and the film is finished. Jacob has gotten his proof. Have you?
Sirje Niitepõld / Translation: Liina Härkönen
Languages: Danish, English
- Director: Christian Sønderby Jepsen
- Country: Denmark
- Year: 2015
- Length: 97 min
- Age limit: S
- Format: DCP
- Cinematography: Christian Sønderby Jepsen
- Editing: Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
- Audio: Svenn Jakobsen
- Music: Jonas Colstrup, Maja Romm
- Production: Malene Flindt Pedersen & Sidsel Lønvig Siersted/Moving Documentary
- Cinema Artis hall 1: Saturday 30.01 - 14:00