SND Films
ASIAN DELIGHT
By Koert Davidse
2012
documentary
12 min.
Netherlands
Dutch
Produced by Serious Film
HD

Ferry Bertholet has a fascination for the Far East, and especially China. Over the past 30 years he has specialized in collecting Chinese erotic art, which is no longer to be found in China itself, where it has been banned and destroyed.
As a result, Bertholet now owns a big part of this cultural heritage. His collection is one of the largest in the world. It has also dominated his life: day and night, all he thinks about is his collection.

At odds with this is the realization – which has steadily grown over the years – that his collection is basically just things. This why he is now contemplating the idea of selling everything. He has already made contact with potential buyers in China. If all goes well, this cultural heritage will return to its country of origin.

Will he later regret having sold everything or will it be a relief?