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DIE MENSCHEN SIND TÖRICHT, SIE KÖNNEN NICHT FLIEGEN (1998)

Jeroen Eisinga (The Netherlands)

Die Menschen sind töricht, sie können nicht fliegen centers around a dreamy recluse who appears to have shut himself in a room where he hangs around on an unmade bed.

It is unclear whether he has been here for long. The bed is not really dirty but the walls are covered with graffiti. The imaginary world of the graffiti is reflected in the tattoos on the man’s body. A mesmerizing and melodic voiceover in the German language sings a kind of lullaby about death, dreams and flies. The man, who is apparently stuck in his own apathy, smokes a cigarette and toys around with weights. By killing a fly, he seems to confirm his incapacity to free himself from his lethargy.

 

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