Tobias Nölle’s engrossing psychological drama starts as titular character Aloys Adorns is taking over the family private-detective business after the death of his father. The middle-aged gumshoe leads a solitary life, snubbing neighbors while obsessively viewing surveillance videos he makes by the dozen. Then his camera is stolen.
Enter Vera, a mysterious stranger who blackmails him over the phone: she’ll expose his voyeuristic habits unless he tries “the Japanese technique of phone-walking.” Soon, he has abandoned his real life for a parallel one. But what happens when his two lives converge? Nölle asks us to consider just how far technology can insert itself into our consciousness before it’s no longer ours.
Producer: Christian Davi, Christof Neracher, Thomas Thümena | Editor: Tobias Nölle | Cinematographer: Simon Guy Fässler
Cast: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejcí, Yufei Li
Additional Countries: France