Deutsche Version

Corporate Psycho Ambient

Director: Stefan Römer    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 1999
Synopsis: In this experimental film a person is seen leafing through magazines and books, which depict stereotypical behaviour of heterosexual couples, while an answering machine is playing the voice of the father of a woman he wants to speak to. It is not clear whether the hands leafing through the pages belong to the daughter or to her partner. The old medium of the Super 8 mm film corresponds with the medium of the answering machine which recorded by means of conventional audiocassettes. These media belong to the past, from where also the male voice is speaking; he worked underground in a coal mine and thus represents the heyday of modern industrialization. The audio-visual device here becomes a producer not only of machine-historical but also of symbolic information that records the generational and gender conflicts of the persons involved.
Language: German

Technical Attributes

Format: DVD
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 20
Projection format: 4:3
Frames per second: 25
Number of reels: 1