François D'ARTEMARE (Les Films de l'Après-midi), Andrea TASCHLER (MIRAGE FILM STUDIO), Jamila WENSKE (ONE TWO FILMS), Sol BONDY (ONE TWO FILMS), Dirk RIJNEKE (ROTTERDAM FILMS)
HIER combines a film noir-style investigation with an exploration of altered states of consciousness. The central character, 50-year-old Otto Ganz owns a thriving building and civil engineering company that operates worldwide. Some very costly problems on a building site in North Africa mean he has to go there (he hates travelling), to a country where he is confronted with memories of his youth, which have been carefully buried in the depths of his mind. Meetings in ministries, disinformation, the reappearance of a past love who had mysteriously disappeared, an investigation in the local underground to find her: Otto Ganz slowly plunges into a labyrinthine world, where present and past intertwine.