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Switching: An Interactive Movie. (2003)

Frida and Simon are in a relationship, but something has changed where they must make a decision. Can they live without each other or will they fight for intimacy. They find themselves ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Laura Drasbæk ... Frida
Rasmus Botoft ... Simon
Kaya Brüel Kaya Brüel ... Anna
Johan Widerberg ... Patrik
Tonny Landy Tonny Landy ... Alex, Frida's farther
Lærke Winther ... Waitress (as Lærke Winther Andersen)
Henrik Prip Henrik Prip ... Businessman


Frida and Simon are in a relationship, but something has changed where they must make a decision. Can they live without each other or will they fight for intimacy. They find themselves wishing for change, yet that wish stands in the way of their wish to hold on to the past. You are caught in this moment and through your choices you encompass their confusing condition, uniquely determining your own film experience. A trip back to a place in Sweden where they first met? a meeting at a café? two places they consistently rendezvous. Frida's sister schemes. Frida's father returns from USA. A seductive DJ? A waitress that appears to have a connection to them all. Everything seems like a moment? without an ending. Written by Anonymous

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30 April 2003 (Denmark) See more »

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Interactive film
22 July 2003 | by mortenwSee all my reviews

Switching - first ever Danish interactive movie Switching is produced by Oncotype. Financed by and in cooperation with the Danish Film Institute, with the support of the Development Fund of the Ministry of Culture, the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the DFI Film Workshop. Distribution: SF FILM A/S

Synopsis Switching is a different type of film that paves the way for new storytelling methods. Switching was specially developed for DVD video. The fascination with interactive expression basically originates in its potential to depict a more fragmented form of reality. The user of this film enters a narrative labyrinth simultaneously unfolding and disrupting the story. A film is now something you can change by touching it. Film has become 'pliable'. There are three elements that explain why Switching departs from the linear form. The first is that the film can be changed at any time. Consequently, the user can jump back and forth in time and location. The second is the fact that interface and content are not divided; in other words, the screen has no buttons to click - the interface is transparent. The film itself is the clickable object. Accordingly, linear control and logic disappear. The third element is the fact that the narrative is structured around a circular system in which everything repeats itself. So it has no ending. The film continues forever in its circular universe.

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