The Sound of Insects

Director: 
Peter Liechti

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. Liechti's film is 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. <br />
Based on the novel "miira ni narumade" by Shimada Masahiko, according to a true story.

Kind: 
Long film
Genre: 
Experimental
Date of release: 
2009
Original Language: 
German with Japanese subtitles
Country: 
Switzerland
Lenght (in minutes): 
88min
Production support: 
DV Cam