Films in ‘Rotterdämmerung’
Aachi & SsipakJoe Bum-Jin IFFR 2007 90′
Scatological sci-fi from Korea. Animation for (im)mature people. Aachi and Ssipak are ‘independent entrepreneurs’ in a future where the government wants a monopoly on the only source of energy, human shit. To achieve this, the population is kept addicted and shit production is checked by special sensors. With plenty of Korean hardcore music. And armies with diapers.
The HostBong Joon Ho IFFR 2007 119′
After careless imperialist trials by the Americans, one beautiful summer day there is suddenly a gruesome monster hanging under one of the bridges over the River Han. And it doesn’t just go away. Bong’s third film has everything: global political matters, Korean self mockery, beautiful computer graphics, spectacular action and moving family love. In short: the Korean monster hit of the year.
VivaAnna Biller IFFR 2007 120′
You don’t often see them like this. Anna Biller is the star, the director, producer and the clothing and set designer of what must be the most colourful and relaxed film of the festival. Both stylish and relativistic as well as comic and consistent paying homage to the sex films from the time when they were still moralist self-fulfilling dramas. On 35mm!
PrincessAnders Morgenthaler IFFR 2007 80′
Young Danish director makes an animation film with Japanese appeal about the porn industry. A priest and a toddler are the unlikely protagonists in the world of paid sex, drugs and violence. Very original and not for all ages.