Halbe Welt

V' 14

Halbe Welt

Florian Flicker
A, 1993
Fiction, 83min, OF

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Halbe Welt

Florian Flicker
A, 1993
Fiction, 83min, OF

Cast: 
Rainer Egger
Herzog
Dani Levy
Katz
Maria Schrader
Sunny
Mercedes Echerer
Sina
Goran Rebic
Repro
Screenplay: 
Florian Flicker/Michael Sturminger
Sound: 
Bernhard Weirather
Camera: 
Jerzy Palacz
Editor: 
Bernhard Weirather
Composer: 
Lonesome Andi Haller Band
Decoration: 
Renate Martin
Andreas Donhauser
Costume: 
Anette Schröder

Production: 
Allegro Film
World Sales: 
Allegro Film
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Half World, 6 a.m.: sirens are wailing. The streets empty quickly, windows are blacked out, people seek shelter underground. The sirens stop wailing. Silence. The sun rises over the dead city and fills Half World with its lethal light. Twelve hours later: sunset, all-clear signals, life returns to the city’s streets. Good night.
This film depicts the different techniques people use to survive in an artificial world – action, love, sex and violence. A cultural melee emerges from the various languages and ways of life in the megacities of Half World. Katz is a dealer and roams the city selling old postcards of a natural world that was destroyed long ago. Herzog stands on the roof of his house every morning, armed with a chronograph, trying to pass through the sunrise. The “Whites” have monopolized the past and use old pictures of nature to produce electronic illusions for an invisible elite. The “Blacks” seize the “illusion machines” and manipulate them. And the two worlds come together in Sunny’s “Day Bar”.

 
Preceding HALBE WELT, three early short films by Florian Flicker are going to be presented:
Lebenslauf (Florian Flicker, Austria 1986, 2:20 min.)
Landscape (Florian Flicker und Markus Brandt, Austria 1986, 3 min.)
Berliner Skizzen (Florian Flicker, Frank Adams und Jörg Lange, Austria/Germany 1986, 2 min.)