Echo

Ruben Desiere, 2022

Under the tutelage of commander Walter Van Dyck, young recruits of the Belgian Armed Forces receive their basic military training. By means of role-play, an image of their future as professional soldiers steadily appears. Echo meticulously documents this intentional metamorphosis, in which subjects are instructed in a new way of looking, listening and thinking.

with Walter Van Dyck, and the recruits at Platoon Echo

a film by Ruben Desiere
production Rasmus Van Heddeghem & Ruben Desiere
image Ruben Desiere
sound Nina de Vroome
editing Dieter Diependaele
sound editing Sabrina Calmels
sound mixing Thomas Gauder
colour grading Olivier Ogneux
music Jordan Dykstra
graphic design Casier/Fieuws

produced by Accattone films
a co-production with Canvas
with the support of Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Fonds Pascal Decroos, Gemeente Leopoldsburg

distribution Avila Film