John Koch | Filmmaker | Photographer
The Seducer Redux (2012) USA, 101 min., b/w
The Seducer (2009) USA, 140 min., color
Produced, Written, Directed, Photographed and Edited by John Koch. HDV video.
Please note: An early cut of "The Seducer" initially screened twice in Minneapolis in December 2009, but a revised version, completely re-cut, has been completed in 2012 and is currently being marketed to festivals. The current and final version is 40 minutes shorter than the rough version that screened prior, and is now in black and white rather than color.
A lonely meandering bicyclist, known only as the Dreamer, tours the empty streets of his city at night. One evening he happens upon a young woman, Sophia, who is standing on a bridge alone. She is waiting for a long-absent lover to make his promised return. The two outcasts form an uneasy new friendship, and they proceed to meet on four consecutive nights, each night again awaiting the appearance of the mysterious man from her past. As the two become closer and the trust between them grows, the situation takes an unexpected turn. It is an unrequited love triangle with desire moving in all the wrong directions.
John Koch's second feature and follow up to "Je ne sais quoi" (2008), "The Seducer" is an adaptation and present-day re-imagination of Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1848 short story "White Nights." Through this tragic tale of love and loss the ethics and consequences of seduction are explored. 164 years after the story's original publication, the fundamental conflict between masculine and feminine energies within it remains universal and as relevant as ever in contemporary life.
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