2551.01: The Kid

© Norbert Pfaffenbichler

Norbert Pfaffenbichler

AT 2021 | German Premiere
65 min | HD | English
DOP: Martin Putz | M: Johann Sebastian Bach, Simon Spitzer, Wolfgang Frisch | Set design: Sara Lisa Bals | Mask: Laethizia Werth, Jutta Harather, Mimi Klein | With Stefan Erber, David Ionescu | P: Norbert Pfaffenbichler | Sales: Sixpackfilm

saturday 9 oct 9.30 pm werkstattkino

Baroque silent film apocalypse that takes on Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” and goes where Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” looks the other way: to the lumpenproletariat, in the truest sense. The characters in 2551.01 (the numerical title is a quirk typical of Pfaffenbichler’s work) are creatures, apocalyptic overtakes of Tod Browning’s “Freaks.” They have fled from a violent despot into a convoluted sewer system. Everything is dirty, bare, cold, stripped, the people are wrapped in rags, their bodies are just falling to shreds. 2551.01 is flawless gore that relies on repulsion and puts the human mind on a wild ghost train ride, while the showmanship of the ugly and disgusting is nothing short of phenomenal. We are already dreading with anticipation Episode 02: “Orgy of the Damned”. (Dunja Bialas)

Norbert Pfaffenbichler Born 1967 in Steyr. 1994-2001 University of Applied Arts, MK for Media. Artist and curator, various participations in festivals and exhibitions, founding member of VIDOK and lanolin.

Films notes on film 01 else 2002 (1. UX) | Notes on Film 02 2006 (1. UX) | Mosaik mécanique 2007 (3. UX) | Conference Notes on film 05 2011 | Git Cut Noise 2011 | Intermezzo (Notes on Film 04) 2012 (7. UX) | A Messenger From The Shadows (Notes on Film 06 A/Monologue 01) 2013 (9. UX) | Invest in Failure (Notes on Film 06 C/ Monologue 03) (13. UX)

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