toten Fische

V'15

Die toten Fische

Michael Synek
A, 1989
83min, OmeU

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Die toten Fische

Michael Synek
A, 1989
, 83min, OmeU

Cast: 
Erwin Leder
Johannes Weidinger
Gebhard Swoboda
Lisa Luginbühl
Martin Schnellnast
Screenplay: 
Michael Synek based on a story by Boris Vian
Camera: 
Jiri Stibr
Composer: 
Michel Portal

Format: 
DCP
Black/White

Surreal existentialism in an authority-questioning parable between Kafka and Tarkowskij, based on a short story by Boris Vian. In muddy waters the subordinate fishes daily for stamps. Over steep staircases passing metro-ticket-inspectors and through the stinking sewerage he brings the stamps to his boss, only to be paid pittance and kept in perfidious dependency. A long spurned, now finally restored rediscovery about authoritarian capriciousness and painful journeys without salvation, framed in expressive black and white.