Dir.: Wim Vandekeybus | Belgium 2011 | 89 min
Myths, urban legends and hallucinations form layer upon layer in the story about the fanatical theatre director, Jerry, who is struggling to get his German theatre company to realise his completely impossible ideas, before he (and the film!) completely lose touch with reality. Everything is possible in 'Monkey Sandwich' (a Belgian slang expression for urban myths), where it is uncertain even, that it is the same Jerry, that we are following in the various parallel narratives. A fatal project to build a dam reflects his precarious megalomania, while a macabre hunt and a mysterious record with avant-garde jazz allude to a more supernatural explanation. The renowned Belgian theatre director and choreographer, Wim Wandekeybus' feature film debut is unruly and unpredictable, like a modern version of Federico Fellini's '8 1/2', and it wittily switches between hyper-realism, brilliant comedy and delirious baroque. From creative crisis to creative chaos, with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek.