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Clandestine

A fiction/non-fiction hybrid made entirely with archival material about adultery and espionage.

Videos

Clandestine - World Premiere Trailer - IDFA

Overview

Genre
Docu-Fiction, History, Investigation, and Essay
Synopsis

Governments around the world broadcast encrypted messages via shortwave radio to secret agents in enemy territory. These publicly accessible yet indecipherable messages provide the framework for two stories, intertwining fact with fiction.

Clandestine documents the history of the spies caught possessing these coded messages. Juxtaposed with the stories of their capture is the fictional tale of a man’s relationship with his father, a shortwave hobbyist, and his legacy of familial secrets.

Using freely available archive material, the film seamlessly re-contextualizes ephemeral cinema into a story of espionage and adultery, communication and miscommunication, and the relativity of good and bad.

Narrated by Jess Lang & Nathalie Nahai
Scored by Scott Jolly

Stage
finished
Running time
34 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Climenole LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2005 - 2009

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
IDFA 09
Language
English

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