A Story That Wasn't

  1. Helene is one of five characters featuring in the cinematic project entitled A Story that Wasn't.
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    Angelo Tijssens
    Dustin Kershaw
    Barbara Berends
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  2. Dolores is one of five characters featuring in the cinematic project entitled A Story that Wasn't.
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    Dolores Bouckaert
    Angelo Tijssens
    Dustin Kershaw
    Barbara Berends
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  3. Madeleine is one of five characters featuring in the cinematic project entitled A Story that Wasn't.
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    Mieke Versyp
    Angelo Tijssens
    Barbara Berends
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  4. Dolores is one of five characters featuring in the cinematic project entitled A Story that Wasn't.
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    Pieter Genard
    Angelo Tijssens
    Barbara Berends
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  5. Helene is one of five characters featuring in the cinematic project entitled A Story that Wasn't.
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    Hélène Devos
    Angelo Tijssens
    David Williamson
    Barbara Berends
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A Story That Wasn't

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A Story that wasn't tells the story of five people who have a motive for the suicide of one man.
The cinematic project depicts the 12 hours following the suicide of a father. His wife, two daughters, son in law and secretary are all confronted with the…


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A Story that wasn't tells the story of five people who have a motive for the suicide of one man.
The cinematic project depicts the 12 hours following the suicide of a father. His wife, two daughters, son in law and secretary are all confronted with the guilt that arises from their respective fullfilled desire to see him dead. The lack of suprise at his death turns into a passive terror as the whole family is called to the scene and a theatre of actions is formally and almost mockingly played out by the protagonists. Their interactions hover be- tween dependable solidity and frightening fantasy.
The tensions suspending them in this emotional state are broken during the planned aniversary dinner of the deceased where each admits to inculpability.
The protagonists move between reality and its other, finding themselves mirrored into a space of disturbing estrangement and flipped from there back into a normality that henceforth feels no more than provisional. They reach out to eachother in their search for emotional solace, only to find themselves increasingly detached while they struggle to deny intimacy. They are the same person in different stages of realizing that to love is to empty oneself of desire.

CAST :
HELENE DEVOS as HELENE
19 year old, youngest daughter of Madeleine and Jan.
DOLORES BOUCKAERT as DOLORES
23 year old, eldest daughter of Madeleine and Jan. Fiancee of Peter.
MIEKE VERSYP as MADELEINE
47 year old, mother of Helene and Dolores. Spouce of deceased
PIETER GENARD as PETER
33 year old, fiancee of Peter. Sucessor of the deceased.
ANGELO TIJSSENS as ANGELO
30 year old, secretary of the deceased. Best friend of Dolores. Adopted son of the family.

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