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Fuse

Shadi Adib
Germany, 2018, 7 min.

In English.
Includes adult language.

A mousetrap snaps shut, a market place awakens. A group of men heatedly discuss how to kill the animal in the little box. One after the other, they try to trump each other's sadistic fantasies, and even a stranger's suggestion to let the creature loose, turns out to be a sick manipulation. But as the macabre game unfolds and spirals out of control, both victim and tormentor suffer the same fate.

Director's Statement

The visual potential of Sadeq Chubak's work has always held a special fascination for me. The competing "worlds of thought" of the various characters in "Pache Khizak" are all too suited to be implemented in an animation form. Under their apparently cultured facade, there simmers a dangerous blend of instincts, disappointments and fear. I sensed this when reading the story to Europeans, seeing that their understanding of the story transcended cultural differences. The animation technique uses hand drawn outlines and aquarelle- and watercolors in order to tell the crazy atmosphere of this story with ferocious vividness.

Category: Animation.
Themes: World Cinema.

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