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Cage (Kaefig)

Scene from "Cage" (photo © Karl Kels)

On the one hand a cage is a real thing, on the other hand you can understand it as a metaphor for various existential conditions.

The film Cage attempts to express and create both meanings.

The basic material of the film are two 35 mm b&w shots, which were filmed in the zoo in Frankfurt in the rhinoceros cage.

With the help of a complex metric montage, which is based on 3,360 cuts, the naturalism of the representational images and movements is radically deconstructed.
Genre Experimental
Category Short
Year of Production 2009
Director Karl Kels
Cinematography Karl Kels
Producer Karl Kels
Production Company Karl Kels/Berlin & Frankfurt
Runtime 14 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Festivals Toronto 2009

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