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Like an animal, a man crawls carefully on his hands and feet through the shallow water of a swamp. He is in search of snakes. The cold-blooded reptiles are his substitute for the human company he does not care for. He lives alone and secluded in his apartment. This documentary observes his silent affection for these fascinating animals. He lets his snakes slowly and reverently wrap themselves around his body, lies down with them in a bathtub filled with water, and feeds them mice he has bred himself.

  • Filmschool: Docnomads

  • Duration: 17 Min.

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tags: Documentary, Loneliness, Nature, Animals


Screenplay: Hanna Hovitie

Director of Photography: Daniel Donato

Film Editor: Hanna Hovitie

Sound design: Roope Mantere

Producer: Hanna Hovitie, Attila Kékesi

Production Company: Docnomads, SZFE

Director: Hanna Hovitie


Hanna Hovitie, born in 1991, comes from Helsinki, Finland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in cinematography and film editing. In 2019 she completed a master’s degree in documentary directing from the DocNomads Joint Degree Program with locations in Lisbon, Budapest, and Brussels. Her work explores the modern, triangular relationship between human beings, nature, and science.


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