Manu Riche, Patrick Marnham
Belgium, Ireland, The Netherlands/77min./2012
Without using any archive footage, they follow the tracks of 2 historical characters who, each in their own way, forged this story: German-born, the heir to a banking dynasty who became an anthropologist and studied the Pueblo Indians of Los Alamos, and Robert Oppenheimer, a brilliant idealist who will stay known as the inventor of the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.
From booming New Mexico to war-stricken Congo and earthquake-devastated Japan, Snake Dance offers a compelling reflection on the Promethean dimensions of nuclear power."
|Title in English||Snake Dance|
|Title in Original Language||Snake Dance|
|Director(s)||Manu Riche, Patrick Marnham|
|Director's Bio/Filmography||Manu Riche (1964-) is a Belgian documentary filmmaker. He was an early contributor to the legendary documentary magazine Strip-Tease produced by Belgian TV channel RTBF. During the nineties he worked on several independent films in co-production with European public broadcasters. In 2002/2003 he explored the relationship between fiction and documentary in two major films on Belgian personalities, King Baudouin I and Georges Simenon (co-written by Patrick Marnham). He is the initiator, producer and director of Hoge Bomen, a series of portraits on formal and informal power in Belgium at the beginning of the 21st century.
Patrick Marnham (1943-) is an English journalist, biographer and writer of travel books. He is primarily known for his biographies, where he has covered subjects as diverse as Diego Rivera, Georges Simenon, Jean Moulin and Mary Wesley. As a journalist, he has written for The Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and The Observer among others. From 1968 till 1971 Marnham was a scriptwriter for BBC Television. His film work includes L’Homme qui n’était pas Maigret with Manu Riche. His books have won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Marsh Biography Award."
|Year of Completion||2012|
|Nationality of the Film||Belgium, Ireland, The Netherlands|
|Running Time||77 min.|
|Aspect Ratio||Video: 16：9|
|Shooting Locations||Japan, New Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Switzerland|
|Shooting Dates/Periods||2010 - 2011
(June 2011, in Japan)
|Names of Characters|
|Language of Commentary and Dialogue||English,|
|Date of First Public Screening||2012/4/16|
|Place of First Public Screening (Country)||Brussels, Belgium|
|Date of First Public Screening in Japan|
|Previous Screenings at Other Film Festivals and Events|
Script: Patrick Marnham, Manu Riche |
Photography: Renaat Lambeets, Ross McDonnell
Editing: Michèle Hubinon
Sound: Luc Cuveele, Paul Heymans
Music: Jun Kanno
Narration: Patrick Marnham
|Producer||Manu Riche, Geneviève De Bauw|
|Distributor / Distribution Company||Andana Films|
|Official Website for the Film||http://www.snake-dance.net|
|Other Online Access to the film|
|Screenings at the Past YIDFF Programs and Events||None|