BEG, BORROW OR STEAL
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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.
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.
Rahi 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 joyful life on the road once again. He soon realizes, however, 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.
Directed and filmed by Andreas Koefoed
Editor: Mikale K. Ebbesen
Sound: Jakob Nygaard
Music: Bo Rande & Kristor Brødsgaard
Koefoed Film 2006