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Mesmerising and deeply moving as an evocative journey from disconnection towards connection and intimacy. Both uplifting and very sad too. A beautiful and surreal film, that will resonate in my mind for a long time...
A lonely private investigator that stay clear of everyone likes to film people in his sparetime. His father recently died and now he's all alone. Someone steals his videos and he is blackmailed. The blackmailer and Aloys keep in touch by phone, and they start some sort of relationship as they meet in a imaginary universe. This goes on and he is slowly getting better at entering the mysterious world, utterly fascinated by her voice and mysteriousness. It looks very good, crisp and clean with some very chilling scenes caused by setting and static camera. It's a mindbender and a pretty hard film to digest on a lazy sunday, but it worked out for me.
Nice acting jobs, cool score and a very subtle, jet fresh and original plot about loneliness. Aloys sheldered isolation is somewhat relatable but it's presented in a artisitc matter making it much more interesting than the average "loner-film".
7.5 out of 10 foggy windows.
The film explores relationships and the expecations vs realty side of connecting with a person. However as the line between both blurs the film falls into the trap of being overly involved in itself.
Of course fantasy is always better than reality.
Wierd but interesting
Imaginative & surreal enough, only sounds a bit hollow somehow.
The first movie that truly got me high since the beggining.
Tobias Nölle in Aloys guides us to the subconscious mind and all the odd and fascinating things that one can imagine.
As the movie goes by, the audience starts to get deeply connected to the characters and story, the theme of the movie starts to naturally sink in.
But only at the end of the movie, once the chain is broken, the audience may feel the real weight of loneliness that Aloys (Georg Friedrich) was feeling on screen.
Poignant and touching, this film is a good take on the dilemma of whether it's worth engaging with reality or moving the opposite way to dive deeper into one's inner world. Also, excellent sound work in this one.
Director Tobias Nölle manages to engage with an idiosyncratic sense of aesthetic that goes from the beautifully subdued cinematography to the unorthodox editing, but is the film's character development and story twists that enthrall on an emotional level. Picture Charlie Kaufman's high concept complexity and depth with the appeal of the Coen Brothers quirky characterization.