Germany | 1999 | Veit Helmer
One of the few Cinematheque presentations that was so well liked that it appeared on three successive bimonthly film calendars (in 2002), this whimsical, virtually wordless comedy-fantasy stars Denis Lavant as a hardworking attendant at a decaying European bathhouse. He uses his wits to keep the baths running, the blind owner and nutty patrons happy, and the wrecking ball at bay. With a striking use of color and scope, the movie creates a surreal, Rube Goldbergesque world. Delightful!
35mm. 86 min.
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