Original Dutch film title:
HET BRANDENDE VERHAAL
Film based on The Papalagi, speeches by a chief of an island in the Pacific.
He was caught inside the story of our world. So he made his own story against it: a film based on The Papalagi, a collection of speeches from an island near Samoa.
A Talking Chief from an isolated island in the Pacific has been taken by anthropologists to Europe and gets caught in the maze of an European city, the bureaucracy of the Anthropological institute and the narrowness of European interiors. As a magical defense he starts to make a story of the world in which he has been caught and which threatens to destroy him and his culture.
Marie Louise Stheins
Carol van Herwijnen
Alexander van Heteren
script & direction: Meino Zeillemaker
co-scriptwriter: Rufus Collins, Gerard d’Olivat
camera: Goert Giltaij
light: Wietze Vos
sound: René van den Berg
art direction: Gert Duijker
re-recording: Ron Haanschoten
production manager: Gerard d’Olivat
producer: René Scholten
this film is financially supported by:
Ministerie van WVC en het Nationaal Comité voor informatie