As verifiable as statements made about the external world may be, the nature of internal processes remains rather nebulous. Scenarios can play out freely here, independent of any thought of feasibility. Desires can crystalize, until they manage to make the jump to the material world. Innumerable realities can be played through and moral dilemmas can be weighed in rarefied air. Alas, the other side of the coin is home to madness, psychosis, and suffering, where harmless thoughts may also ripen into malignant phantasms. But where should the lines be drawn here? And who is presumptuous enough to draw them?
Jochen Kuhn // Germany // 2018 // 11:30 min
A man is on trial – one who cuts the ears off of people, including children, in the name of a god. What starts as the perpetrator’s opening proclamation of faith quickly builds into an incomprehensible din.