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Directed by
Peter Fischli 
David Weiss 
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(in alphabetical order)
Peter Fischli  writer
David Weiss  writer

Cinematography by
Pio Corradi 
Film Editing by
Mirjam Krakenberger 
Rainer Trinkler 

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France:30 min | Switzerland:30 min (original version)

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The Way This One Goes..., 23 March 2005
Author: Jason Rivers ( from Phoenix, AZ, USA

Every time I see this movie... I think to myself "why didn't I think of that?" It seems so easy, yet it's so complex. The rolling of tires uphill, the skyrocket speedboat, and the untwisting of plastic bags. It is crazy how interesting boring everyday objects become when they're put into a sequence that actually accomplishes... nothing! This is a wonderful film about NOTHING. It's all a setup to do NOTHING... but I see it as a metaphor for life sometimes... I go to work day in and day out and perform some meaningless tasks that relate to other people's meaningless tasks over and over again to do what? NOTHING. To just come back the next day and do it all over again. Maybe that's why I like this movie so much... I'm just another trash bag in a building unwinding over and over and over and over.....

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