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An unemployed actor returns to his old theatre company to do an audition with his colleague, for a play that they have performed many times before. Under the direction of the newly named artistic director the actor is asked to try out a mask, which he refuses. After a heated argument the actor leaves the scene. In the dressing room his colleague gives him a telephone number for a private job.....

  • Pouya Gourabi
  • Pouya Gourabi
  • Pouya Gourabi
  • David Geysen
    Key Cast
  • Sis Josip
    Key Cast
  • Lucas Dietens
    Key Cast
  • Beaudil Elzenga
    Key Cast
  • Guy Tavares
    Key Cast
  • Ingrid Rollema
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Art House, World Cinema, Midnight Movie, Tragicomedy, Satire, Surrealism
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 EUR
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  • Culcatta Int. Cult Film Festival
    October 1, 2020
    online premiere
    Best Film
  • Madrid Int. Art Film Festival
    November 18, 2020
    European Premiere
    Best Cast
  • 16 Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground
    Buenos Aires
    December 4, 2020
    South-American Premiere
  • Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
    Muskogee, Oklahoma
    United States
    April 22, 2021
    North American Premiere
  • Anatolia Int. Film Festival
    November 1, 2020
    Transcontinental Premiere
    Selection Best soundtrack, Selection Best Sound Design
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Prime
    Country: Germany
    Rights: Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Paid TV
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Paid TV
Director Biography - Pouya Gourabi

Pouya Gourabi was born during the Iranian revolution and grew up during wartime. His love for films started during those days when he saw 'The Third Man' by Carol Reed and at a young age he was struck by films. When Pouya started to show more love for films, little by little, he saw and learned about the New Hollywood films and the World Cinema hero's.
Fast-forwarding his life from the early 1990s when he emigrated to the Netherlands, to studying filmmaking at Utrechts Art Academy, to working on short films, underground films, art films, and commercials in the Netherlands, Serbia, USA, Iran, Italy and Kuwait.

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Director Statement

The idea to make the low-budget film THE SECOND AUDITION was to create a zeitgeist about the life and times in the Hague area in the Netherlands: to make a film about the almost-surreal circumstances and to represent these in a realistic mood.
Being inspired by the revisionist detective films of the 1970's and their usage of the classical hardboiled elements helped me write the story. Watching a lot of autonomous first feature films also helped me to identify the genres of the story in order to use each shooting day with a different team of actors, because of the tight schedule and budget limitations. THE SECOND AUDITION is an independent art film, a midnight movie that tends towards the social satire genre. With soundtrack by the Electro music pioneer Legowelt, the story forces the main unemployed actor David Geysen to move thorough the streets for a private job.
THE SECOND AUDITION is somehow an international production with Belgian, Dutch, Iranian, Pakistani and Somalian actors. Shahin Khakpour at Studio Moon in Tehran, Iran did the sound editing and the final mix, everything online.