Magneettimies

The Magnetic Man

Domestic title:
Magneettimies
Category:
Documentaries
Script:
Arto Halonen
Director:
Arto Halonen
Producer:
Arto Halonen
Premiere:
16.10.2009
FFF support:
€59000
Budget:
€211002
Description:
The Magnetic Man is a film about people who have found strength in their own individuality and acquired powerful means for personal development, through songs of a virtually unknown Finnish musician Pekka Streng.

One of these people is the film´s director, Arto Halonen, for whom the production process is a journey of inner discovery. The people featured in the film listen to Streng´s music in a trance-like state in order to feel an association with the underlying significance of the pieces. They strive to create a connection between the music and their own process of personal development. At the same time, those who were close to Streng tell the fascinating story of a media-shy, mystical musician who died of cancer as a young man. The Streng family decides to bring the songwriter´s memory back to life with the help of new studio technology, by publishing new songs derived from unreleased demo tapes The film is about the huge influence a virtually unknown individual can have on his environment. It is also about how we all leave traces that can live on and affect others powerfully after we are gone.
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