A coin found on the street turns out to be unlucky for those who attempt to possess it.A coin found on the street turns out to be unlucky for those who attempt to possess it.A coin found on the street turns out to be unlucky for those who attempt to possess it.
The short film is about a sleazy sort of bald, skinny guy who is trying to con people out of money--passing off a counterfeit coin. However, once he amasses a tidy sum of money, other "rifraff" do their best to steal it away from him. It's all a very strange little morality play that also has a point to make about how far the German people had fallen during the poverty years of the Weimar Republic. Interesting, with some unusual camera-work and images, but probably not a film for most audiences.
If you ARE looking for an "artsy" film but find this type of film I described sounds too unusual or esoteric, maybe you should try the films of the great French artist/director Jean Cocteau. Other than his BLOOD OF A POET, his other films combine artistry and Avant Garde imagery with well-constructed plots and familiar movie elements. My favorites of his films are Orphée (Orpheus) and La Belle et la bête (Beauty and the Beast).
- Oct 24, 2006