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In his follow-up to his entry in last year’s shorts omnibus “Wonderland,” acclaimed writer-director Tobias Nölle aims to explore a mystery-driven plot that is akin to the noir films of yesteryear, albeit with an imaginative twist that forces the viewer to keep guessing at how the narrative yarn will unravel itself.
The film follows a middle-aged private detective, Aloys Adorn, as he deals with the crushing blow of losing his father and business partner. Fixed to a world of isolation and emotional distance, the sheltered Aloys has mostly experienced the world around him through his obsessive preoccupation with his 24-hour surveillance videos. When Aloys has his tapes stolen, his constructed world begins to fall apart. But when a mysterious woman calls to blackmail him into playing an imaginative Japanese telephone game, Aloys begins to fall in love with her voice and untie the pits of her mind game.
The film will have its world premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival on February 16. New Europe Film Sales will be handling distribution sales. Watch the exclusive trailer above.