Marit Shalem - Phlegm
Phlegm is the first production of Dutch film director Marit Shalem: The young members of a nihilist movement are leading a retreated way of life. While finding shelter in empty houses and stolen cars, their goal remains simply the marking of ‘the most boring places on the planet’. A found body of a suffocated guy throws a shadow on their everyday conduct. Although admitting to use that guy’s car, they claim to have nothing to do with the cause of death. It’s the fault of the Phlegm. The Phlegm substance stands for literally materialising the mainstream. Taken from underground comix and horror films the use of a monstrously mucus is used here as a hint to the ongoing overtake of commercialism and the amusement industry.
Sound design of this film is from the well known Dutch musicians duo Lukas Simonis & Nina Hitz.