Switzerland, 2015, 6 min. Original language: German
Switzerland, 2015, 46 min. Original language: French
Switzerland, 2015, 9 min. Without dialogue
World premiere: Leipzig 2015 Production and World Rights: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK T +41 43 446 31 12 email@example.com
World premiere: IDFA 2015 Production and World Rights: École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne T +41 21 316 99 33 firstname.lastname@example.org
World premiere: Festival del film Locarno 2015 Production and World Rights: Jela Hasler, Zurich T +41 79 757 64 91 www.jelahasler.ch
"Bad images should disappear immediate ly!" Negative images mustn't be thought of. Nevertheless they are here and con stantly circling in one's head. Compulsion should chase them away.
Since he fell off his bike, Mr. Jacot hasn’t been himself; in fact he isn’t really any body. The brain damage he sustained in the fall means his existence is reduced to the bare minimum of consciousness. Mr. Jacot is an unresponsive body lying in a white bed. He is treated at the acute neu rorehabilitation centre of the CHUV by a group of highly specialized therapists. He begins a long journey, structured by the regular rhythm of these therapies, where he has to learn how to use his body again and to re-establish his personality.
In a dry, barren landscape, a herd of cattle grazes, accompanied by dogs, tended to by cowboys. Step by step the seemingly peaceful place starts to prove deceptive to the viewer – while the cows end their day as it began.
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