Hopptornet (Ten meter tower)

Titre : Hopptornet (Ten meter tower)

Réalisateur :  Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck

Année : 2017

Durée : 16′

Pays : Suède 🇸🇪

Langue : suédois, sous-titres anglais (peu de dialogues)

Genre : Documentaire expérimental

Couleur/Noir et blanc : Couleur

Distribution/casting : –

Synopsis : Un plongeoir de 10 mètres. Une situation qui illustre le dilemme. La peur de se jeter à l’eau, l’humiliation du renoncement. Comment sommes-nous lorsque nous hésitons ? Lorsque nous prenons une décision ? Que faisons-nous quand nous sommes seuls, et quand nous sommes avec les autres ? [Source : http://www.film-documentaire.fr/4DACTION/w_fiche_film/49930_1]

Ce film a été primé au festival de Clermont-Ferrand en 2017, catégorie labo : Prix du public et prix spécial du jury

A ten meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down. TEN METER TOWER is an entertaining study of the human in a vulnerable position.

“Would you jump? Or would you chicken out? Our objective in making this film was something of a psychology experiment: We sought to capture people facing a difficult situation, to make a portrait of humans in doubt. We’ve all seen actors playing doubt in fiction films, but we have few true images of the feeling in documentaries. To make them, we decided to put people in a situation powerful enough not to need any classic narrative framework. A high dive seemed like the perfect scenario.

Through an online advertisement, we found 67 people who had never been on a 10-meter (about 33 feet) diving tower before, and had never jumped from that high. We paid each of them the equivalent of about $30 to participate — which meant climbing up to the diving board and walking to its edge. We were as interested in the people who decided to climb back down as the ones jumping.

We filmed it all with six cameras and several microphones. It was important for us not to conceal the fact that this was an arranged situation, and thus we chose to show the microphones within the frame. Ultimately, about 70 percent of those who climbed did jump. We noticed that the presence of the camera as well as the social pressure (from those awaiting their turn beside the pool) pushed some of the participants to jump, which made their behavior even more interesting.

In our films, which we often call studies, we want to portray human behavior, rather than tell our own stories about it. We hope the result is a series of meaningful references, in the form of moving images. Ten Meter Tower may take place in Sweden, but we think it elucidates something essentially human, that transcends culture and origins. Overcoming our most cautious impulses with bravery unites all humankind. It’s something that has shaped us through the ages”. [source : réalisateurs]

Mots-clé : Plongeoir, saut, peur, hésitation, décision, psychologie

Liens utiles : http://www.clermont-filmfest.com/index.php?m=62&c=3&id_film=200063759&o=155

Bande-annonce : https://vimeo.com/152556458

Où voir le film : https://vimeo.com/154583964 (en suédois avec sous-titres anglais)