A film about memory, search for recognition and identity
The Invention tells the story of the breakfast product called ‘puffed cereal’. The events occurred during World War II and up through the middle fifties. We witness the dramatic episodes which revolved around the invention.
The effect was so powerful that the machine was knocked loose from its concrete foundation, and the bang could be heard for miles around in the widespread forests of central Jutland. Hence, for obvious reasons, the invention was called ‘the cannon’. We learn this from Knud Rasmussen, the inventor’s son. He grew up at the small factory which was built around the ‘cannon’, Lystruphave Puff Corn Fabrik.
The story contains a number of key scenes. For instance Knud Rasmussen tells us that as a child he went to Kastrup Airport with his father to pick up Keith Kellogg who had arrived from the U.S.A. to inspect the unique invention. During the shooting of The Invention this situation was recreated with the assistance of DC3 Friends Denmark and Dakota Norway. Surprisingly enough the investigative film process uncovered that puff cannons are used extensively in South Korea.
The Invention was edited by Lars Arendt, Toronto.
The film’s soundtrack contains music by experimental Danish band Laila & Symfobia, both concert recordings and tracks from the band’s CD Perler og Svin (Pearls and Swine).
17 min. 45 sec. -08/-10
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