Image of movie Zeus Machine. L’invincibile
Image of movie Zeus Machine. L’invincibile
Image of movie Zeus Machine. L’invincibile
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Zeus Machine. L’invincibile

Zeus Machine. The Invincible
David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi
Italien 2019
74min
OmeU
V'20

Der Unbesiegbare ist Herkules, dessen Statue man im ersten von zwölf Kapiteln durch den Weltenraum trudeln sieht wie seinerzeit den Astronauten bei Kubrick. Damit ist es an konkreten visuellen Bezügen zum streitlustigen Halbgott fast schon getan, niemand sollte sich von diesem Film das gemächliche Abhaken seiner „Zwölf Taten“ erwarten. Zu Staunen gibt es freilich genug auf der Suche nach den Spuren, die die Mythosmaschine auch in unserer Gegenwart hinterlässt. Das findige Kollektiv Zapruder stöbert sie an den alltäglichsten Schauplätzen (Tankstelle, Supermarkt, Schrottplatz) auf und lädt zum genauen Hinschauen ein. (Ferdinand Keller)

In Anwesenheit von David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi und Monaldo Moretti (Kamera).

In classical Greek mythology, Hercules is the guy who had to fulfill twelve tasks after killing his ofspring in a crazy fit. In modern Italy, Hercules still resonates today due to his prominence in the peculiar (sub)genre of “cinema peplum”, a cheaper version of Hollywood monumental cinema. In ZEUS MACHINE, we get acquainted with “the untold story of the mythological life of Hercules”. As is customary for him, our hero has to face additional (or rather different versions of his old) tasks, some of them of the sillier kind, such as a futile attempt to pull a very heavy load of metal trash with a ridiculous little car. There is more than a slight hint of Sisyphus in this Hercules (who can also be a girl). Most of all, ZEUS MACHINE is about the operability and mutability of myth. The filmmakers make their method pretty clear by declaring the project to be “12 archaeological remains extracted from the present”. This is obviously a film by art students: it is saturated in theory, but the result is a hilarious, brilliant step forward for the mythologies of cinema. (Bert Rebhandl)

In the presence of David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi and Monaldo Moretti (camera).

David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi: H.O.L.Y. (2000, K), TOTENTANZ (2002, K), DOGGY BAG WITH SPRING ROLL (2002, K), DAIMON (2007), COCK-CROW (2009, K), ALL INCLUSIVE (2010), JOULE (2010, K), SUITE (2011, K), SPELL. THE HYPNOTIST DOG (2011, K), PLETORA (2012, K), I TOPI LASCIANO LA NAVE (2012, K), SPEAK IN TONGUES (2015, K), SALITA ALL’OLIMPO (2016, K), PHOENIX, AMORE BRUCIO... (2017)

Credits
  • Eleonora Amadori
  • Sergio Fantoni
  • Nicola Menghetti
  • Marco Mazzoni
  • Bastien Meunier
  • Francesca Ricci
  • Benedetta Stern
  • Paolo e Mirco Zanfanti
  • ZEUS!
  • Enrico Zoffoli
  • David Zamagni
  • Nadia Ranocchi
  • Mattia Dallara
  • Gilles Barberis
  • Monaldo Moretti
  • David Zamagni
  • Nadia Ranocchi
  • Francesco Fuzz Brasini
  • David Zamagni
  • Nadia Ranocchi
Zapruder Film, In Between Art Film

Zapruder Film

DCP
Farbe
Sa. 31 Okt
18:30
Metro, Historischer Saal
OmeU
So. 01 Nov
15:30
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
OmeU
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