Watch: Enquête sur le monde invisible 2002 123movies, Full Movie Online – A feature length documentary shot in Iceland on mediums and the relationship between humans and invisible beings such as elves ghosts, angels, water monsters and extra-terrestrials. The film is a journey to the frontiers of life questioning the scope of our existence. Are we alone in the universe? If life exists in other dimensions, it’s worth knowing more..
Plot: A feature length documentary shot in Iceland on mediums and the relationship between humans and invisible beings such as elves ghosts, angels, water monsters and extra-terrestrials. The film is a journey to the frontiers of life questioning the scope of our existence. Are we alone in the universe? If life exists in other dimensions, it’s worth knowing more.
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Investigations into the Invisible World is a documentary film made in Iceland
Enquête sur le Monde Invisible is a documentary film made in Iceland. Living in a primitive nature, always in formation, this modern nation maintains a secret relationship with a community of invisible beings : the elves.
Many Icelanders also affirm to have seen ghosts. Others observe aquatic monsters or communicate with angels and the extraterrestrial. Resting on disconcerting confessions, this investigation confronts us with a fundamental question : are we alone in the universe?
Jean-Michel Roux(French director, author of the sympathetic Thousand Wonders of the Universe), offers us here a single and completely atypical work in its intentions as in its result. The film is located in a seldom explored fringe of the cinema, the sometimes thin border which separates pure objective documentary from fiction film . Thus, testimonies of all the Icelanders are entirely authentic but J.M. Roux has the intelligence not to show them in a rough way and hoping that they will disturb the public, but on the contrary exploits the form by using cinematographic techniques in order to present these testimonies under a strange view which is based on the usual representations of the mysterious on the large like the small screen (luminous halo etc).
In the same way, it makes sure that the testimonies appear sometimes absurd and full of references to the cinema (very fond of fantastic and paranormal), but their content is perfectly disconcerting by their logic and the natural tone of the questioned people. It also admirably managed to combine the grainy and unusual image of super 16 scope, and the magnificence and the strangeness of the Icelandic landscapes in order to spare contemplative breaks after each major testimony so that the spectator can reflect and be disturbed by what it has just heard.
The atmospheric music is also for a lot in the so particular environment of the film, withing the just limit of the New Age cliché, but perfectly in agreement with the lunar quality of the images, in order to place the spectator in a state necessary to a greater receptivity. Here is a work which should be seen by all the amateurs of fantastic as it makes it possible to reflect on the topics which constitute their films of predilection, in a different and disconcerting way, by replacing them in reality and especially without them having as only justification dramatic stakes. The film is thus built on the opposition between the veracity of testimonies and the artificial aspect of the cinematographic techniques, which allows J.M. Roux to give to his film an aspect often disturbing so much the questions raised by these testimonies are unsettling.
The end of the film is for this reason of a rare ambition, not in its form (then again …) but in the questions which it asks and especially the vertiginous and finally very positive prospects that it offers. “The existence of elves, ghosts, extraterrestrial beings, a life after death, was never proved. It is similar with God : nobody has proved if he exists or not.” Quote from Mrs Vigdis Finnbogadottir, President of the Republic of Iceland of 1980 to 1996.
Absolutely Magical…A Must See!!!
Do you believe in Ghosts, Spirits, Angels, Monsters or Aliens? How about Elves, Fairies, Trolls, Dwarfs, and Gnomes? Or, perhaps, the abilities of Mediums and Clairvoyants? Prepare to have your worldview challenged, if not changed forever.
In his film, “Investigation Into The Invisible World”, French filmmaker Jean-Michel Roux takes us on a magical journey into the Island of Iceland, whose culture and people are still able to perceive and interact with the various beings that inhabit this intriguing invisible realm.
“Iceland, the world’s largest volcanic island, lies just North of the Arctic Circle where the European and American tectonic plates meet. Earthquakes and eruptions regularly alter the country’s surface. In 874 Norwegian farmers and Vikings settled this wild land with Irish slaves. In 930 they founded the Althing, Europe’s first Democratic Assembly. In 1864 Jules Verne placed the entrance to the centre of the earth on the Snaeffels Volcano. In 1980, the Icelanders elected the world’s first female President. The 283,000 inhabitants speak almost the same language as their ancestors: Old Norse. On my first visit to Iceland, I discovered that most Icelanders believe in hidden beings. A minority claim to be in contact with these hidden beings. Therefore, I decided to investigate the phenomenon. This documentary is a result of several years of investigation –Jean-Michel Roux” –(film’s intro)
The film opens with a scene of rebirth through which Roux brings us on a journey into the magical world that still exists on the islands of Iceland, as well as the hearts and minds of the people who live there.
We hear the stories and experiences from many of the island nation’s most intriguing human inhabitants- from those who claim to be Mediums (who possess the ability to see/contact the invisible worlds), both young and old; to regular citizens who have had inexplicable experiences; and even the politicians, public servants and other notable citizens (like film director’s Friðrik �ór Friðriksson & Baltasar Kormákur…and even strongman Magnús Ver Magnússon!) who reflect on instances that they have experienced first hand or heard about.
During his investigation, Roux reveals that the invisible world of Elves, Gnomes, Trolls and Dwarfs are inexplicably linked to the Island’s magnificent geology- the earthquakes, volcanoes and giant rocks that are imbued with precious metals, minerals, stone…and, perhaps even, (un)seen spiritual entities. We learn that these seemingly lifeless geological constructs are actually the homes and communities of these magnificent beings that are only visible to children and the gifted few.
As a microcosm to the macrocosm, Roux includes a segment from his earlier short film “Elfland” (also included on this DVD as an Extra Feature), in which a road crew is carrying out maintenance on a section of road near some standing stones said to be the homes of a group of Elves. During excavation (in which the stones were to be moved) the equipment began to break down, and the workers believed it was a result of sabotage by the Elves. To overcome this stalemate, a Medium was brought in to assess the situation. She told the men that it would be OK to move the rocks as long as it were done carefully. After a lengthy delay, the construction crew complied and they were able to finish the job without incident.
From the children and families- who share the land with these hidden entities; to the public servants- police, elected politicians and public workers; the clairvoyants and mediums – who are able to perceive these worlds for us; the Herzogian experts- who straddle the border between absurd and brilliant- and even those who aren’t sure what they have seen or believe… the Invisible World and it’s many inhabitants have managed to saturate (or at least touch) the lives of every Icelander. The film provides us with a privileged glimpse into this magical world in which the Icelandic people dwell, by allowing us to get to know them intimately- as the interviewees gaze straight into the camera as if engaging with us, the viewers, directly.
I LOVE this documentary. A truly magical, mindblowing experience. It is extremely beautifully shot. It has this glow; this aura that perfectly reflects how magical this film really is. The aerial shots are absolutely stunning. And it focuses on some of the most heartwarming and intriguing people ever captured on celluloid. This masterpiece will have you reflecting on what you thought you knew…and may just change the way you look at the world forever. If it doesn’t help to bring back some of the magic that has been lost in your life…then nothing will. It is about time we all got back in touch with the invisible world. A MUST SEE. 10 out 10, without question.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Director Jean-Michel Roux
Writer Jean-Michel Roux
Actors Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Jörmundur Ingi Hansen
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
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Printed Film Format 35 mm