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A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

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Credited cast:
Georg Friedrich ... Aloys Adorn
Tilde von Overbeck Tilde von Overbeck ... Vera
Kamil Krejcí Kamil Krejcí ... Herr Schoch
Yufei Li Yufei Li ... Yen Lee
Koi Lee Koi Lee ... Herr Lee
Sebastian Krähenbühl Sebastian Krähenbühl ... Hauswart
Karl Friedrich Karl Friedrich ... Vater Aloys
Peter Zumstein Peter Zumstein ... Bestatter
Agnes Lampkin Agnes Lampkin ... Julie Kramer
Rahel Hubacher Rahel Hubacher ... Schwangere Frau
Haroldo Simao Haroldo Simao ... Drag Queen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tobias Bienz Tobias Bienz ... DJ
Aaron Hitz Aaron Hitz ... Gonzo
Barblin Leggio-Hänseler Barblin Leggio-Hänseler ... Polizistin Wohnung
Benjamin Merz Benjamin Merz ... Polizist Lift 2
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Aloys Adorn is a middle aged private detective who lives and works with his father. He experiences life from a safe distance, through a video camera he keeps recording 24 hours a day, and the massive collection of surveillance tapes he organizes and obsessively watches at home. But when his father dies, Aloys is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart. After a night of heavy drinking, Aloys wakes up on a public bus to find that his camera and precious observation tapes have been stolen. Soon after, a mysterious woman calls to blackmail him. She offers to return the tapes if Aloys will try an obscure Japanese invention called 'telephone walking' with her, using his imagination as their only connection. As he is drawn deeper and deeper, falling in love with the voice on the other end of the phone, the woman opens up a new universe that may allow Aloys to break out of his isolation and into the real world. Written by New Europe Film Sales

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Switzerland | France

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Swiss German

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23 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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Aloys Adorn is played by Georg Friedrich while his father is played by Georg's real life father Karl Friedrich, who is otherwise not an actor. See more »

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Aloys Adorn: Go throw yourself under a train.
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Imaginary Dance
Produced, arranged and composed by Tom Huber & Beat Jegen.
Vinyl/Digital Release 31.3.2016 @ Spezialmaterial
www.jegenhuber.com
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An enthralling story of a life reinvented
13 January 2017 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Aloys Aldon is a lonely man, he works as a Private Detective in Switzerland. He was under the thrall of his father who has just died and now he is alone with a cat who seems estranged and has a magnesium deficiency. He has spent his life viewing the World through the view finder of his cam corder

Then something happens that makes him realise just how bland his existence is and that he has all the charm of a disused latrine – but strangely it awakens in him a part of his being that he had felt erstwhile lost. Now this is a strange film and it is meant to be. It co-mingles reality with fantasy in a way that is completely believable.

The music is often portentous or hinting at a dripping emotion like a dam about to burst. The shots are all beautifully framed and the tension creeps up on you without you realising it – only to be broken by moments of release. In short a film that a lot of thought and soul has gone into. It is a slow starter though a very slow start but it is so worth staying with – this is one for those who appreciate what cinema can do and not expect it to be as they have always known.


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