Experiencing Interruptions?

Life According to Jean Paul

Jean is a quiet young man with a set routine. He goes to the same café all the time, orders the same thing, and leaves at exactly 10 'o clock. When he meets the new waitress Belle, his routine is broken, and he must learn to accept randomness into his life.

  • Mart Rogaar
    Director
  • Thomas Bunink
    Writer
    New Horizons, The Road not Taken
  • Annelot Vijfhuize
    Writer
  • Jesse van der Tuuk
    Writer
  • Thomas Bunink
    Producer
    New Horizons, The Road not Taken
  • Annelot Vijfhuize
    Producer
  • Rutger Breider
    Key Cast
  • Sanne Basnet
    Key Cast
  • Arnoud van Delden
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Het Leven volgens Jean Paul
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Student Cuts
    Vetrinjski dvor
    Slovenia
    May 31, 2017
    Slovenian Premiere
  • Impressfest
    Groningen
    Netherlands
    July 13, 2017
    Dutch Premiere
  • Marquee on Main
    Washington, NC
    United States
    September 15, 2017
    American Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Bunink Media
    Country: Netherlands
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Mart Rogaar

Mart Rogaar is a filmmaker from Stadskanaal, Netherlands. Growing up he quickly discovered the magic of filmmaking. When he applied for Noorderpoort Film School, he arrived at his intake with a stak of rougly 30 films he had made prior to the intake. He was admitted and with his film "Life According to Jean Paul" he graduated in 2017.

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Director Statement

"For our film school we had to make a film as a group. I had been meaning to make a film about a young man who never speaks. I wanted to make the audience care about someone who never spoke, which is why Jean is a Mime. It's a visual metaphor. I think it worked out very well."