A Prisoner's Diary | Synopsis

 

Set between a true fiction and an imaginary documentary, A prisoner's diary is a poetic diary in a video format left by a home prisoner, who mysteriously disappeared after more than 200 days of detention.
 
The prisoner, Erik Suger, a 38-years old physicist and bachelor, was condemned for a computer crime. We do not know whether it was intentional or not. He talks about his particular form of confinement. With an ordinary digital camera he films his ordinary apartment, his ordinary life. Little by little, he overcomes the passive acceptance of his situation and begins to examine and question the interior and exterior limits of personal liberty.
 
Suger looks for love among virtual chat rooms, then moves on to the transient physical comfort found the images on the love for sale. Prisoner in a world of images and bytes, he progressively delves into the heart of audio-visual material in order to assimilate it. Torn between his scientific rigour, his mystic aspirations, and his erotic fantasies, he must also cross the threshold of appearances in order to discover an ethereal and enchanted world of daily life right in front of him. More than anything else, he finds possibility of the great escape.