The Bystander

documentary short film

HD
8 min
2013

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Topi is a retiree living on the island of Utö. Topi worked on a military fortress on the island and also met there his Swedish-speaking wife. He also learned Swedish as well, but then lost the language due to a stroke.

Through Topi’s story, the film deals with the relationship between language and surroundings. What is left when language disappears?