Osocio NL

Requiem 2019 with Rutger Hauer

Posted by Tatjana Vukic | 25-11-2012 17:51 | Category: Animal rights, Environment

The last surviving whale in the oceans meets its greatest enemy, the man. This fantastic journey, directed by Rutger Hauer & Sil van der Woerd leads us into the very sad future. Whalemen (Rutger Hauer) is confronted with his crime. Devastation that he has left behind is equal to the devastation of his soul. A moment of recognition is the moment where he perishes. What an absolutely beautiful piece of Art! What a Crime! According to Whalewatch over two million whales were killed in the 20th Century. Does whaling still take place? Yes.   

I just have to quote Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner):
“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I’ve watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those ... moments will be lost in time, like tears…in rain.Time to die.” (more after the video)


Requiem 2019 from Sil van der Woerd on Vimeo.


Rutger’s Notes:
‘The slaughter of whales as a source of food is so outdated. Just because that is what they have always done? Tradition? Come on, now! People are the worst type of animal. One day, during a trip in a canoe, I literally looked straight into the eye of a whale. It is something that every man on Earth should experience. We must not be allowed to destroy these beautiful creatures. The consequences would be enormous. This is how we got around to the theme for Requiem 2019. Sil and I simply had to make something to stop people hunting down these wonderful creatures. I can’t go along with Sea Shepherd during their campaign. It’s better for me to do what I do best, and here it is!’

With an outstanding mixture of fiction, animation, music video and old files, the film warns in the most beautiful way about an impending tragedy.

‘Requiem 2019’ is co-directed by Rutger and the visually innovative music video director, Sil van der Woerd. The musical content is from Lolly Jane Blue.

This film is produced for a part of Danish Filmlab Aarhus called ‘Aarhus Stories 2011’, where musicians meets film directors, and together re-interpret short films.

Rutger Hauer Official Home Site


My comment


Your comment will not be visible until a moderator approves it.

Some rights reserved 2005-2013 Osocio/Houtlust.
Disclaimer. Terms of use. Privacy statement.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Support us

Do you like our blog? Support us with a donation.
We're non-commercial. We all make Osocio pro bono in our spare time and we can use some support.

image of a graduation cap

Recent in Academy

Branding a time-bound campaign, Forest & Bird did it.

It’s not new but it is not often used: branding for a time-bound campaign. The kind of branding used for temporary purpose. Forest & Bird did it recently for their Love Nature: Vote 2014 campaign. New Zealand’s largest independent conservation organisation wanted nature back on the political agenda. The future…
Read more

Can fundraising marketers recreate the #icebucketchallenge?

Yesterday, it finally happened. Somebody challenged me to the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. If your internet connection has been broken all summer, it’s this year’s big meme. You can read about it here. To be honest, I felt that the movement had passed its high-water mark when I saw…
Read more

About Osocio

Osocio is dedicated to social advertising and non-profit campaigns. It’s the place where marketing and activism collide. Formerly known as the Houtlust Blog, Osocio is the central online hub for advertisers, ad agencies, grassroots, activists, social entrepreneurs, and good Samaritans from around the globe.
Read more

(the about page is also available in Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese 汉语/漢語, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Nihongo 日本語, Ivrit עברית, Filipino, Polski, Português, Russian Русский язык, Slovenčina, Suomi, Svenska and Türkçe)