Songs from Movies

Absent (2010)

Benji was brought from Namibia to the GDR in 1979 as a young child and sent back in 1990 after German reunification. Levi got to know him there in 1991. Two years later, he hitchhiked back to Europe disguised as a tourist. But "in this film there is no main character. Benji, who should have been it, has disappeared," it is stated at the beginning of the movie. On her search for traces, Levi associatively links the story of the refugee with the stories of flight of those she meets underway. The journey leads from Germany to Namibia, to the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands, all the way to Senegal. Without wanting to draw a geographical or political map, an essayistic documentary on the various forms of traveling emerges: vacation and migration, voluntary and forced return.

The movie Absent, released in 2010, features 17 songs from artists like Freak i.v., Mic Dread, The Real Matt Jones and Landon Bartleigh Smith (as Landon Smith). What is your favorite song from Absent?

 

Songs from Absent

For You Kel
Freak i.v.
Fantasy
Freak i.v.
Dark Country
Surround
Freak i.v.
Charmed
Places
Freak i.v.
Instincts
Freak i.v.
Three Years
Freak i.v.
I Wish
Mic Dread
Foreigner
Anybody For Me
The Real Matt Jones
Something's Missing
Freak i.v.
New Eyes
The Real Matt Jones
Count To Ten
Landon Bartleigh Smith (as Landon Smith)
Magic
The Real Matt Jones
Already Down
Landon Bartleigh Smith (as Landon Smith)
The Plane
Daughters of Fission

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