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:

martha galaxy
thief:ohhh imma steal this gorgeus iPhone
guy:wheres my phone?
guy sees man with his iPhone
guy: oh hell no you sint stealing ny iPhone you must be poor get a job or something
thief: freak.oh no im going to jail!!!!
thats if it happened
Михаил Лурье
what is the app and how to do it?
Jamaa L
he's fapping at 14:15 oh lord
Sergio Messina
in Italian language not?
Maksim Gerner
Music at the end? Please!
Josh Marchitelli
amazing man, well done!

First stolen phone, and ofc theif is gonna record porn on it for sure...
Russian slut gold digger on crack... why not vodka? Did she had Putin's T-Shirt with her?

Oh Youtube wonderful world, people seems to gonna believe every shit that is there posted
Amapacoan Gaia
Muy interesante el video.
Julian Silva
Anthony, you are a good man, but you are innocent too, a thief is a thief, a human being too, but a thief after all, you took long time to act and recover your phone
Jamees Cameron
whats the soundtrack at the end???? anybody?
Javier Tamara
Did it take 5 days to find a thief who steal the phone? In my city it would be a matter of 5 minutes :'(
Isa Acosta
Maravilloso documental!
Héctor Serrano
Daily many persons are killed by a cellphone and it´s not fair taht the thief walk freely by the streets, I think tath this a good example of how the technology could be useful to do justice .
hahaha for a long time no one stole the phone, here in Mexico it's not that difficult to be robbed
Piedad Loren Serrano
wooooo Anthony you are a genious. I want to know how to place it on my cell phone. Regards from Colombia :)
Alejandro B
You totally forgot to tell us how much porn or what kinda of wierd shit the thief used to watch BTW, that's hot
Fercho RP
jajaja ¿4 días esperando ser robado?, acá en Colombia no pasas ni una hora.
Well, you need to come to Colombia, to Bogotá to be specific. There is no way you can feel compassion for the mother fu@& bastards that steal the phones from people here, they kill, even in the cases you are given the phone without any resistence. I invite you to do the same exercise here. No because of need and lack of opportunity, it is simpler to steal and kill, than look for a job...
Edgar Ricardo Dominguez Sánchez
Is an inclement history of a simple cell phone theft, because it does not make the tracking program a global tool, here in my country they steal hundreds of cell phones daily and have ended lives for a cell phone.
Congratulations to you.
Paola Lizarazo
Good film dude, greetings from Colombia.
I've dropped my phone 3 times in 10 years riding my bike in Florida (USA), all instances I had my phone returned by the person who found it. I'm not implying I'm in a "safe heaven", I could get shot at any time by some nut who lost his mind, went out and legally bought a powerful weapon to take his frustrations on innocent people.
Silvia Vega
what!!! 4 days and nothing!!! OMG here in Colombia it would be in few minutes! :( i´m not proud of that but its a sad true
Carlos Del Rio
It is impressive and very good your research!!!!!
jaja lo Gracioso es que en Holanda les toque esforzarse tanto para lograr que te roben el Telefono celular jaja
David Useche
Great job Anthony Van der Meer.
Yesid Mesa
In Colombia if you dropped out your phone in the street or ir a public place , your phone is quickly stolen :"v ,
Yamid Estupiñan
En Colombia te hubieran robado el celular en segundos y ese pc también xD
Ancar Performance
hi Friend , the HTC is ROOT? to access system?
miguel costero
Hi, my friend, I'm from Colombia, I really liked this video, very cool and I would like to apply them here, since mobile phones are usually very popular. Thank you for that video
silvo potter
most probably he sold the stolen telephone
mohmed ahmed phone is stolen I want to know where is it?
Forculus Door
what is the app?
Tom Sawyer
The Philosopher
Regardless of the many discussions about Gov spying on us etc...
Why police don't use similar tricks to catch phone and bags thieves?
A simple trick that could lead you to the Nest of the thieves gatherings etc...
Got a Google Pixel, Cerberus one of the first apps i got
Heeyyy I saw that Arch Wiki bookmark.

I was wondering though. You said you installed the app as su, but how do you make the phone unflashable? Is it as simple as locking a bootloader with a permanent command?
Redon Murati
what name have this app?
Patrick Liedenbaum
Hi Anthony, what a great app this Cerberus is. I bought it immediately after watching your movie. I understand the function how to Phone a specific number. But, how did you give the commands to increase the budget of the data bundle?
Cara Mazzola
In South Africa, you'd just get laughed at if you called the police about a stolen phone
Aditya Mahapradnya
You did a good job
Eng.Mohamed Bassuny
i am an Egyptian and i feel like i want to say to you "I am Sorry for this"
Nicolas daniel laskosky mota
Mr. Anthony i find your york really amazing and well produced! congratulations to you and all your team!
Jacob Ellinger
when I was a teenageer me and my friend would sometimes play a game where we sit on the front porch and call out " hey man that's my bike" to random strangers riding by. Bad part of town so we got lots of people to apalogize and some speed up and fled. if they tried to give us the bike we would fess-up and have a good laugh at their reaction. sooooo many possibly stolen bikes. I say possibly because some of those people probably baught the bike from a friend or something.
did the phone got turn on ?? plz tell me :x
Muhammad Farrel
can you add subtitle indonesia
dude thats creepy as hell!!
Alex Mateescu
Hi Anthony! I saw this short film and then again because I really enjoyed it. I realized the second time when I saw the short film that it said '''dispozitiv conectat''. I was shocked when I saw that's my language because I am romanian. I can't wait to see the SECOND PART OF THIS, IN ROMANIA!
Stannis the Mannis of House Baratheannis
You could have seriously messed with this guy's head. Like contact him afterwards and share personal details about his whereabouts and conversations with him. What a missed opportunity.
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