The Last Words

This short film, inspired by two stories by the Argentinean author Julio Cortázar, was originally part of the performance In Spite of Wishing and Wanting (1999). The Last Words tells the story of a scream seller selling a tyrant his own last words.

Filmed at the Thurn & Taxis site in Brussels (BE) and Vooruit Arts Centre in Ghent (BE).

DIRECTOR
Wim Vandekeybus

PRODUCER
Eric Kint

COPRODUCER
Ultima Vez

FUNDED BY
the Flemish Film Fund. With the support of the Minister of External Relations of the Brussels-Capital Region and the National Lottery.

SCREEN ADAPTATION
Wim Vandekeybus and Jan De Coster

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY 
Patrick Otten

EDITING
Rudi Maerten

SOUND DESIGN
Charo Calvo

MUSIC DURING CREDITS
David Byrne

DÉCOR
Christophe Olry

CASTING
Wim Vandekeybus

WITH
John Campbell, Alessandra Fabbri, Max Cuccaro, Mary Herbert, Nordine Benchorf, Stefano Questorio, Ali Salmi, Benoît Gob, Igor Paszkiewiez, Germán Jauregui Allue, Juha-Pekka Marsalo, Saïd Gharbi, Giovanni Scarcella, Piotr Torzawa Giro, Gavin Webber, Charo Calvo, Angelo Dello Spedale, Toni d’Antonio, Lilia Vieira Nestre, Antonio Grossi, Max Pairon, Mathilde Pairon, Judith Vindevogel, Sandrine La Roche, François Brice, Frédéric Gibilaro, Nicola Schössler, Dominique Van Steerthegem, Carméla Locantore, Vincent Scarito, Jan De Coster, Christophe Orly, Lorenza Di Calogero, Ana Stegnar, Jean-Baptiste Lefebvre, Ezra Eeman, Ophelia Van Campenhout, Wim Vandekeybus

ASSISTANT TO WIM VANDEKEYBUS
Georg Weinand

1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Guy Goossens

SCRIPT
Jan De Coster

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Anja Daelemans

LOCATION MANAGER
Wim ‘Billie” Straetmans

ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGERS
Thomas Tyberghein, Sofie Engelen, Hans Vanden Driessche

FOCUS PULLER
Jean-François Hensgens

STEADICAM
Renaat Lambeets

CHIEF ELECTRO
Dieter Van Der Eecken

ELECTRICIANS
Tommy Van Den Bempt, Richard Joukovsky

INTERN ELECTRICIAN
Steven Liegois

EXTRA ELECTRICIANS
Pieter Daelman, Bert Reyskens

GRIP
François Colmant, Kurt Reybrouck

PERCH
Stijn Jacobs

SOUND ENGINEER
Luc Cuveele, Stijn Jacobs

COSTUME DESIGNER
Lies Van Assche

COSTUME ASSISTANTS
Irene Ferrero, Chandra Vellut, Els Mommaerts, Leen Hammencker

MAKE-UP
Xenia Vanderlinden, Lisa Schonker

MASKS
Maggy Jacot

DECORATOR’S ASSISTANTS
Lieve Meeussen, Olivier Tottolo, Ezra Eeman, Ophelia Van Campenhout

ANIMAL HANDLER
Christophe Olry

STILLS
Jean-Pierre Stoop, Marc Hoflack

POSTPRODUCTION COORDINATION
Carole Courtoy

NEGATIVE CUTTING
Huguette Van Volsem

INSTRUMENTALS FOR SOUND BAND (SITAR)
Bert Cornelis

SOUND MIX
Franco Piscopo – Alea Jacta

CAMERA RENTAL
Patrick Otten

FILM STOCK
Kodak

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
B&L Lighting Services

GRIP EQUIPMENT
Cine Qua Non, KGS

SOUND EQUIPMENT
Luc Cuveele

LABORATORY
Color by Dejonghe

TITLING
Campens

SUBTITLES
L.T.I.

TRANSLATIONS
Stefano Questorio, Alessandra Fabbri, Jan De Coster, Heidi Ehrhart

 

 

Distribution
Ultima Vez
contact@ultimavez.com

Technical specifications
Year of production: 1999
Duration: 20'