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Directed by Tobias Nölle

Switzerland, France 2016 91 mins. In German

Aloys, a reclusive private investigator, experiences life from a safe distance. After a night of heavy drinking, he wakes up to find that his camera and surveillance tapes have been stolen. Soon after, a mysterious woman calls. She offers to return the tapes if he will try an obscure Japanese invention called “telephone walking.” Captivated by her intriguing voice, Aloys agrees to follow her down a mysterious path of redemption and self-discovery. Nölle’s debut feature is a love story told with striking images, bleak humor, and touching emotion. Critics’ Prize, Berlin Film Festival. In German with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.

Reviews: Little White Lies, Variety

Interviews: Interview with Tobias Nölle at Cineuropa

Filmography: Wonderland (2015)



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