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US Premiere

Director: Andreas Koefoed

Denmark, 2006, 36 min

Shooting Format:DVCam

Festival Year:2006

Category:Documentary Short

Cast:Ishwar Chandra Rahi

Crew:Producers: Andreas Koefoed, Mikael K. Ebbesen - Editor: Mikael K. Ebbesen - Original Score: Bo Rande, Kristor Brødsgaard - Sound: Jakob Nygard & Kjetil Mørk - Graphics: Katrine Granholm - Colorgrade & Effects: Jannik Vestmar

Sales:Andreas Koefoed, Denmark - T: +45 40914031


Rahi has seen it all: 36 countries on three continents - on his bicycle from India! Now, 89 years of age and a self-appointed Professor of the World, he sets out in a rented taxi on an intellectual tour de force across India. He plans to gatecrash universities all over India to give lectures to young people and sell his mystical books on the origins of language. Although inhibited by very limited funds Rahi finds himself experiencing the joyful life on the road once again. However, he soon realizes that the world has changed; people are not buying his books, and his theories are frowned upon. Suddenly his journey turns into a real struggle for survival. Beg, Borrow or Steal is a road movie about a man turning old in a world turned modern. It is an intimate study of old age and a universal story about the basic human need for recognition.

About the director

Andreas Koefoed (1979) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Andreas received a BA in sociology from Copenhagen University. Since 2000, he has worked as director and cinematographer of documentary films and television programmes. At present, he studies at the documentary department at The National Film School of Denmark.


Director Andreas Koefoed will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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