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Wordless story about a man who awakes in his bed wearing his clothes (including a check vest). He rises... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Johannes Silberschneider ... Alfred Kager
Elisabeth Ebner-Haid ... Flower girl

Directed by
Virgil Widrich 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Virgil Widrich 

Produced by
Peter Janecek .... associate producer
Constanze Schumann .... assistant producer
Virgil Widrich .... producer
Original Music by
Alexander Zlamal 
Cinematography by
Martin Putz 
Film Editing by
Virgil Widrich 
Art Direction by
Joachim Luetke 
Makeup Department
Michaela Maier .... makeup artist
Petra Meißl .... makeup artist
Martha Ruess .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gabriele Kranzelbinder .... production manager
Art Department
Gerald Anetzhuber .... construction assistant
Georg Wagner .... construction assistant
Sound Department
Johannes Eibensteiner .... sound assistant
Alexander Zlamal .... sound
Special Effects by
Ronald Anzenberger .... special effects
Markus Gasser .... special effects
Regine Müller .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Joachim Luetke .... matte effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Volkmar Geiblinger .... second cinematographer
Matthias Greuling .... still photographer
Thomas W. Kiennast .... gaffer (as Thomas Kienast)
Leena Koppe .... gaffer
Martin Putz .... camera operator
Music Department
Edda Breit .... musician: cello
Margarete Bruckner .... musician: viola
Amora DeSwart .... musician: violin
Katharina Gottfried .... musician: cello
Veronika Gottfried .... musician: violin
Gerswind Olthoff .... musician: viola

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The movie was shoot with a digital video camera. After filming, all images had been manipulated in the computer, printed with a regular laser printer (about 18,000 single pages) and then filmed with a 35mm film camera.See more »
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Layers, 4 June 2005
Author: tedg ( from Virginia Beach

Interesting films are copies of life (or something related to life) that enclose and acknowledge themselves.

I call this "folding," where the film does something and them does something with itself, usually the same "something." That's the idea in many, many films. It is a hot topic in some films schools and many script labs.

And that's what this veteran of film intellectual circles addresses (even though he is from a historically daft area cinematic ally).

Nominally, this is about a man who copies his own reality and encounters the copies. What makes it interesting viewing is how the "copying" is woven into the actual making of the film: what we see was "filmed," then each frame made into a photocopy (with many artifacts of paper) and then filmed. So we get two layers of paper and two layers of film interwoven. Only the paper artifacts are acknowledged.

Very clever. It is only an essay compared to a real folded film like "Moulin Rouge," but a fun film school exercise in real folding.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

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