Short Film: Find my Phone - Subtitled

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After my phone got stolen, I quickly realized just how much of my personal information and data the thief had instantly obtained. So, I let another phone get stolen. This time my phone was pre-programmed with spyware so I could keep tabs on the thief in order to get to know him. However, to what extent is it possible to truly get to know someone by going through the content of their phone?

In the Netherlands, 300 police reports a week are filed for smartphone-theft. Besides losing your expensive device, a stranger has access to all of your photos, videos, e-mails, messages and contacts.

Yet, what kind of person steals a phone? And where do stolen phones eventually end up?

The short documentary ‘Find My Phone’ follows a stolen phone’s second life by means of using spyware.

Although you’ll meet the person behind the theft up close and personal, the question remains: how well can you actually get to know someone when you base yourself on the information retrieved from their phone?

Do you want the full story behind the film? You can contact me in order to answer all of your questions by means of an interview (I’m proficient in Dutch and English), or to invite me to a film festival.

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Dutch version can be found here:
German dubbed version:

Kareem Wali
That was such an amazing video!! But a religious person would never steal or smoke weed. That’s what i know :)
Sti Fler
very good, now what's next ?, haha, how could it be done on android device?
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Really great film. Super impressed by this.
Isley Matias
In brazil it would be very easy, we are stolen every second!
Ruprecht Mudorc
So, clearly, one message from this is that there ARE a great many more honest decent people in the world than thieves.. Be good to concentrate upon that fact for a moment or two?
Mad Max
How does the app works do you have to pay for monthly or what do you have to do what you did please tell me because in my country there is a lot kidnapping and crime please help me to do everything you did to track the phone everything I hope you can help me thanks by the way you did a very good job
I met Anthony today, great guy! I wish you all the best in your future film-making dude!!!
Jessica Lozano
When can we expect the next episode?
Sweety Name
Furry Flatulence
That's a amazing video, really great work Anthony, second time watching it!
Vanessa Palma
Caramba, gostei muito desse documentário, parabéns Anthony
DX Mazer
12:06 white walker
Important guy commenting
I used to have same phone, HTC One
Gem Productions
Just please guys don't show this to 4chan, it would be bad
Hey I think I'm too late, but I just wanted to say very nice film! I enjoyed it and I think you are talented ;)
had to mute and read the subtitles what a shit language.
But but muh diversity
alaa Al. al
verry good
роман постников
ахуительный фильм ,лучше чем снимают у нас на федеральных каналах!
Has the phone ever come online since then?
White Wolf
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk se tivesse n brasil ia perder na primeira meia hr kkkkkk
What is the name of the app?
Dawid Kuncewicz
Dude, I thought, you would send a group of police or your bald friends with baseball bats to tell that guy, that stealing is not a good idea.... and you did nothing!!!! cmon! what happened next to the phone? tell the 2nd part of the story man.
Ana Budak Baik
please continue the film...
Cem Ciftci
Welke app heb je gebruikt
Dan Jay
He stole my phone and is using it to call sex lines and watch porn. I know, I'm going to give him free minutes!
Luis AB
WOW This film Is so cool

From México
djoy (move one letter to the left on kb)
That could be a bomb..foolish ppl.
The Best Gaming
Im an Egyptian LMFAO
Eliz Cringle
Wow! This was really riveting, kind of edge on your seat type of a docmentary.
Why are you still using CRT monitors?
Ben anlamadim neden Turkce isimli attin video'yu. Harika bir kalite var, sanslisin ki yinede insanlar dikkatini cekti. Yoksa bizim Turkler ne anlar belgeselden, izdivac izlesinler.
carlos arrioja
Por un lado estuvo bien haberlo heccho para saber como y quien fue......saludos desde méxico ✌💙
Mercy Evia
my phone got stolen last week in Palma de mallorca uchhhhh and did find my iphone worked? NOOOO lol
What a story! btw typical Egyptian mindset.
Viktor Vaughn
ajjajajaj en ese pais ha durado como 3 años esperando que le roben su móvil. Buen experimento para otros países.
Blaž Sovdat
amazing film, i wish it would be longer :D
This is an awesome documentary. It was incredibly interesting !
Zong Lin Chiang
Quit interesting story, you should do part 2.
Daniel Andrade
Great fucking video man.
This is fun to see when you live in Argentina and you see how much work it took to get the phone actually stolen. I don't think that phone would last more than 15 minutes if it were here XD
F. Teixeira
poor people are always the ones that end up screwed over
Christian Maldonado
3:20-6:30 "why wont they steal my phone"
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