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Switzerland, 1992


Threatened by a storm, an old man is stuck in the Ticino mountains. In fear of losing his memory, he begins to collect things that should not be forgotten. The film is based on Max Frisch’s short story “The Man in the Holocene” (1979).

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Holozän Directed by Heinz Bütler, Manfred Eicher

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  • ginobartolomi's rating of the film Holozän

    An inauspicious meditation of what it means to be living in the Holocene, a time categorized by the dominance of man's existence and the warming of the globe. We are a species in denial of our affect on our surroundings, utterly insignificant in nature's grand design. We've been on this planet for the blink of an eye yet we've managed inconceivable damage.

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