The director finds a box full of 8mm film with pictures coming from all over the world. The surprising discovery opens a door to a lost world and guides the spectator in a trip around the world, even further, with a forgotten adventurer, an old sailor.
The Liechtenstein director and producer Tino Wohlwend explains with interviews from affected people and experts the mental illness ‘depression,’ as he experienced it himself. The shown parallels are stunning.
Influenced by Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera, this baroque work echoes the loss of self within the hyperbolic, advanced capitalist state. Mimicking a busy high street, the close-ups, fast cuts and heavily layered sound confuse and abstract.