9 minutes, 35 mm,
colour, ink on paper and cells

This film considers the case of Jakob L (Yankale), a lowly civil servant who fails to turn up to work one day. We get to know more about him, his life, his childhood, and above all his relationship with his oppressive mother. His childhood is portrayed as a peaceful island, where time and formalities do not exist. The contrast between the square shapes of the office world and the rounded, organic forms of the sea and the island emphasize the conflict between our desires and our duties. This film won eight prizes at international film festivals.

Comments for this film:

beeindruckend dass ein einfaches schwarzes kreuzsymbol ein dutzend oder vielleicht mehr bedeutungen annehmen kann. nebenbei eine zeitlose story

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Direction, Design,
Animation: Gil Alkabetz
Editing: Thomas Meyer-Hermann
Music: Udo Schöbel
Soundstudio: Ralf Schübel, AD1
Sponsored by: BMI und FFA
Production: Gil Alkabetz and
Thomas Meyer-Hermann
Studio FILM BILDER 1995


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