Genre: Drama
Production: Karma Films
  1 win & 1 nomination.
85 min

You see the state it's in?

- It's destroyed.

- The wood... neglected.

In summer, the rain, the brambles,

it destroys everything.

The roots get in here and...

- Just doing this, it falls apart.

- Breaks up.

- It's a shame.

- It must have been impressive once.

- ls that wood?

- Yes.

- Is it?

- Yes, yes.

- It's rotten.

- I thought it was cement.

From the back,

I thought it was plaster.

In its day, it had a red facade

and this was another colour.

- It must have been beautiful.

- Yes.

You know there's

some concrete here?

This is new.

There must've been a door here.

It must be modern.

These arches stop there.

- They were probably added after.

- Maybe.

There were several phases.

That's new, this is old.

That piping is old.

See how it goes into the house?

Who knows.

At least you've found

a good position.

Well, we're waiting for him.

- Look at this here.

- Is it broken?

If I climbed on it...

It wouldn't take much

to break it.

From here upwards,

it has fallen.

Yes, it must all be down there.

- Ashame.

- Yes.

But it looks as if someone

looks after it a bit.

lt's logical.

Someone must cut the weeds.

- Yes.

- Otherwise the brambles take over.

The grass out front

is looked after.

How long will Jess

be in there?

As usual.

You never know. Acouple of hours.

He won't be happy until

he's found something.

Until he's found a bone...

Meanwhile, we wait.

Getting totally bored.

I'd rather carry on

cutting back the undergrowth.

History happens slowly.

It happens slowly here.

History is slow.

Life is fast.

Between the house and the church,

they've found bones, right?

Yes, l've seen some bones.

They dug some up the other day.

I don't know what they want them for.

I suppose, in the past...

There were...

events, wars, conflicts...

Between the house

and the church, it probably

goes back centuries

to when children died

and couldn't be buried

because they weren't baptised,

there must be bones and stuff

from many years back,

all mixed together here.

ln that case,

they're better left in peace.

They've been there

a long time.

They'll have ajob

piecing them together,

dating them and so on.


ls there any point to it?


at least to knowthe history,

the different events,

how the people died.

lf they're already dead,

what does it matter?

You knowthat once we're dead

We can still hear?

lt's the last sense

a human being loses,

even if you're brain dead,

you can still hear.

- After death?

- Yes.

Hearing is the last sense

to give commands

to the brain,

even though the brain

is not functioning.

lf the brain doesn't function,

there's nothing left!

No. There is no reception,

so it doesn't do anything

with that sound,

but hearing commands

still reach the brain.

So... when I die,

I'll still be hearing?

Yes, they say we hear

what we never wanted to.

So I'm going to hear criticisms?

There must be people

who have heard

the dividing up of their will

once they're dead.

Well, I don't know.

I'm rather sceptical

about these things.

Well, that's what people

who study the human body say,

they say that

it's the last sense to die.

And how do they know?.

They must have run tests,

I reckon.

lt's like that house,

and its walls.

lt seems that after all this time,

it still gives us bones,

it still gives us news...

Yes, but they've come

to interfere in things.

The bones...

weren't saying anything.

Do those bones also hear?

- No. No.

- Okay.

They say it's only

for a few hours.

Well, when l die

I'll be on the alert.

- Don't worry.

- To see if anyone criticizes me.

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