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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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Tobias Nölle

Writer:

Tobias Nölle
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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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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Switzerland | France

Language:

Swiss German

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23 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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Alojzy See more »

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2.35 : 1
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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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Sci-fi meets Coppola's Harry Caul of "The Conversation"
9 December 2016 | by JuguAbrahamSee all my reviews

A very good sci-fi concept, poorly executed. As the film begins, you are reminded of Harry Caul of Coppola's "The Conversation," which was brilliantly played by Gene Hackman.

This film cannot boast of a Hackman or a John Cazale.

You have a dead father being cremated but we are never told how he died.

Secondary characters like Aloys' childhood classmate are never fleshed out. The concept of a drunk Aloy being locked up in a bus does not ring true. It appears he had urinated in his trousers in one shot. In a later shot, there is no such evidence.

All in all it is a film that had so much potential that fails to deliver.


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