AWL_012 Continuity by Omer Fast
Germany, 2016, 85min, German with English subtitles
CONTINUITY begins as a straight-forward story of an emotional homecoming and turns uncanny as the two protagonists – a middle aged couple living in a small town in Germany – repeatedly invite different young men into their home to perform an inscrutable ritual. It remains unclear whether the couple has suffered an actual loss – or if their ersatz sons are just a way of staying together. A total of three different Daniels spend the night at the family house. Each disappears under mysterious circumstances until we see them all in a ditch at the end – neither dead nor alive, neither in Germany nor in Afghanistan.
A short version of the film was premiered at the documenta13 and has won several awards. The long version is a remake, a repetition and a continuation.