Successful debut of ‘All Secrets”by Thomas Wotan Suski
Thomas Wotan Suski-Edinburgh 2007; 65min, music: Ralph Zarmüle;
Shakti Edwards, Ali de Souza
‘All Secrets’ released !-a debut of a young Polish filmmaker, Thomas Wotan Suski
‘All Secrets’-impossibly brilliant film presenting the growing emotion between two people who by accident met ‘on the phone’.
Following the plot, the audience do not have to pick their brains in order to understand the movie as the scenes are very well-organized, move up chronologically and smoothly touching humans’ hearts, minds and souls. There might be a clear division into: introduction, the main plot with a fair punchline and the open ending so the audience just cannot get lost and confused. The plot is simple and common but interesting and easy to follow at the same time. What is more, this is just this ’simplicity’ presented in a unique and unusual way that makes the film so special. Also, it keeps us in suspense till the very end, and even then leaves our imagination open. Additionally, all the small details and symbols enrich the movie and create an united and complete picture of the whole story, which is as following:
Maria (Shakti Edwards) is looking after her dying mother. With nobody’s support she struggles with her problem on her own as long as she can. Sad and depressed Maria decides to call ‘helpline’ for help but accidentally she dials a wrong number and Black (Ali de Souza) answers. He turns out to be a painter who is living lonely in a beautiful villa at the seaside. Coincidently, they start conversation and at the same time profound emotions between them begin sparkling….
Maria and Black’s relationship develops ‘on the phone’. Clearly, they are drawn towards each other more and more. Oddly enough, they are becoming infatuated with each other.
Also, together with Maria we are waiting for the moment of their first meeting; she would like to name the voice she knows so well, to give it the owner…but…is it going to happen? What about Black and his secret?
Tom is taking us into the real-life world filled with emotions, problems, and concerns. It is interesting and absorbing. It is good!
The story unfolded in the movie takes its origins in ‘Black Oceans’ by Dukaj- Wotan’s favorite famous sci-fi Polish writer- whose book was inspiration for the young director.
‘All Secrets’ is a unique treat to watch captivating from the outset. Thomas seems to’ be born’ with video camera, can easily grasp the moment in pictures with a masterly precision. With meager budget and a handful of debutant actors and actresses, Wotan created a very good film. Professional, thought-provoking and engrossing; exercises our imagination and fuels up curiosity, leaves the ending open for our individual interpretation and at the same time makes us wait for another part…., shall we?