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Martyn’s Mini-Movie with Dutch Director Ramon Maria Gieling

August 23, 2010


Ready to get massively bummed out on the poignancy of life and death? Amazing Dutch dubstep producer Martyn's father was Gerrie Deijkers, a star player for Netherlands football club PSV, who died in 2003 of heart failure. In Great Lengths, Martyn's collaboration with director Ramon Maria Gieling, he pays tribute to his father's memory by re-enacting his death, a gorgeously shot and totally gut-wrenching scene in which he clutches his heart on a football field as his wife, portrayed by celebrated Dutch actress Halina Reijn, looks on helplessly. He's then sent off to a lonely, toy-piano'd heaven after a colorful party, all scored with tracks from Martyn's debut album Great Lengths (2009). It is the most beautiful and thoughtful thing you'll watch today. Embedding disabled so check it out on YouTube. It's seven minutes long, but allot at least three more for introspection/deeply experiencing your feelings. (via Dummy Mag)

Martyn’s Mini-Movie with Dutch Director Ramon Maria Gieling