QUIEN LO VIVE QUIEN LO GOZA - LA MASCARA DE LA MALDAD, (LIVE IT TO ENJOY IT – THE MASK OF EVIL)
2012.


An anonymous Columbian mercenary whom de Michele met on Aruba plays a central role in this four-part film. The identity of this man is never revealed. He metaphorically hides behind “the mask of evil” and we literally only see him hidden in the shadows, or from the back like the romantic “Rückenfiguren” in the paintings of Casper David Friedrich. However, in his video messages to de Michele, which feel like a confession, the protagonist does give us an insight into his fears and memories. He evokes mixed feelings in the viewer. On the one hand he appears to be haunted by his acts in the past, but on the other hand he does not show any remorse, and because of the way he looks for consolation and distraction by visiting museums and making drawings, he creates a confusing link between the artist and the criminal.

 

 

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