1h 8min · Documentary, Drama · 1 February 2013
Actors are overly self-conscious, unsure of themselves, affected, vain and always thinking about their image. The are never 'real' . Documentary makers have a swearword: ' Actor!', for in a documentary people should be 'real' and not acting. But is this really true? What is 'real'? And if 'acting' is not real, what is its impact on the actor's psyche? 'It does not leave you unaffected', says Hans Kesting in this film. At the 25th anniversary of Toneelgroep Amsterdam documentary-filmmakers Paul Cohen and Martijn van Haalen made a film about acting as a profession. The follow the rehearsals for the play Husbands, based on the John Cassavetes film. And during the filming process they realize that their own job bears some uncanny resemblance to professional acting.
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