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An archaeologist and a weapons designer, who knew each other in a previous life as a filmmaker and a psychoanalyst, meet at an excavation site in the Negev desert and begin a conversation about love and war, which they continue in the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva. Then the film begins a round dance with changing actors in changing roles, leading through the cities of Athens, Berlin, Hong Kong and São Paulo. There appear: an old artist who meets his younger self, a mother who lives with her two grown sons – a priest and a policeman, a Chinese woman and a Japanese woman, a curator and a cosmologist. The protagonists’ dialogues deal with social taboos which have become obsolete, generational conflicts, war guilt and cosmologies. The architectures of the five cities serve as a third partner in the protagonists’ dialogues and complete their philosophical and metaphysical journeys.
Genre Art, Experimental, Melodrama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2020
Director Heinz Emigholz
Screenplay Heinz Emigholz
Cinematography Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Cast John Erdman, Jonathan Perel, Young San Han, Dorothy Ko, Susanne Sachsse, Laurean Wagner
Producers Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Production Company Filmgalerie 451
Runtime 100 min
Format DCP 2K, DCP 4K, color, 16:9
Festivals Berlinale 2020, Jeonju International Film Festival 2021
With backing from BKM

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