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My Dream or Loneliness Never Walks Alone (Mein Traum oder Die Einsamkeit ist nie allein)

My Dream or Loneliness Never Walks Alone
Scene from "My Dream or Loneliness Never Walks Alone" (photo courtesy of wtp)

My Dream or Loneliness Never Walks Alone is a phantasmagoric excursion into the depths of the soul. It is a revue-like confrontation with the forces of the conscious and subconscious.

A man flees from the constant reoccurances of his life; from the expectations, from the responsibility forced upon him by a 'normal life'. On a disused industrial estate he meets Godot, a woman who collects rubbish, lives in an old caravan and spends her time on a 'paradise island' – a rubber boat with inflatable palm tree – drifting along the city's sewers, searching for signs of human existence.

Together with Godot, the man tries to get to the bottom of human existence and that between the sexes, looking for himself and the goal to his planless flight. In memories, the man reviews his own life. In his visions he meets the main characters of his life: the wife whom he has left, his girlfriend, his mother, his father, his grandfather, and a friend.

His confused thoughts offer the material for a media spectacle that excludes not a single genre of the contemporary media landscape, with intellectual discourses and fantastic images, crazy and grotesque scenes that twist fairytales and satirize the political past. In impressively real and amazingly surreal images full of comedy, the man zaps through his thoughts like through a television program.


Roland Reber 's filmography as a director and writer includes: TASTE OF LIFE (2017), ILLUSION (2013), THE TRUTH OF LIE (2011), ANGELS WITH DIRTY WINGS (2009), MY DREAM OR LONELINESS NEVER WALKS ALONE (2007), PENTAMAGICA (2003), 24/7 THE PASSION OF LIFE (2005), THE DARK SIDE OF OUR INNER SPACE (2003), ARE GIRLS WEREWOLVES...? (short, 2002), THE ROOM (2001 – 6 international awards), COMPULSION (short, 2000 – awarded Best Social Film, Pisticci/Italy), THE BAG (short 1999), MANUEL (short, 1998), ON TELEVISION (short 1998), and IHR HABT MEINE SEELE GEBOGEN WIE EINEN SCHÖNEN TÄNZER (1979), among others.
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Roland Reber
Screenplay Roland Reber
Cinematography Juergen Kendzior, Mira Gittner, Bene Zirnbauer
Mira Gittner
Wolfram Kunkel
Cast Barbara Schmidt, Wolfram Kunkel, Mira Gittner, Wolfgang Seidenberg, Marina Anna Eich, Sabrina Brencher, Antonio Exacoustos, Andreas Heinzel, Sven Thiemann, Torsten Muenchow
Producers Patricia Koch, Marina Anna Eich, Roland Reber
Production Company wtp international/Geiselgasteig
Length 100 min
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Fantasporto 2008, Sitges 2008 (In Competition: Nuevas Visiones), Montreal New Cinema 2008, Ourense 2008, Goa 2008, Pune 2009, Goa 2009 (Retrospective)
German Distributor wtp international/Geiselgasteig

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