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  • A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his youngest son and his girlfriend. It is a film about big lies, abandonment and the eternal longing for companionship and confirmation.

  • One evening, somewhere in country with a gray atmosphere strange events take place: an old employee is dismissed in a very degrading nature. An immigrant is brutally beaten up in the street by the locals. A Sunday magician makes a disastrous mistake during his show sawing accidentally a volunteer in the abdomen. In the middle of this chaos a figure stands out - Karl, a furniture salesman, whose clothes are blackened and his face covered with ashes. He has puts his furniture store in fire to collect the insurance. The day of his birthday, a retired 100-year-old Swedish General receives his celebrating guests in his nursing home. He asks if General Göring will be present. Nobody comes in this night to rest. At a bar, Karl whines constantly that his son went crazy writing poetry. In the meantime outside, business managers take into long marches through the streets of Stockholm and flagellate themselves because of their sins. The city itself is paralyzed by a never ending traffic congestion. While at the beginning of the new millennium everyone loses consciousness regarding the absurdity of our world, a young girl is sacrificed in a ritual in front of a pagan-Christian multitude . Karl is offered a new job selling big wooden crucifixes. No one buys anything, organized religion is puppetry, Karl dumps his crucifixes and learns how hard it is to be a human being ...

  • Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.



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