ALOYS

Tobias Nölle

Switzerland, France 91 min min Fiction

Synopsis

Aloys Adorn is a middle aged private detective who lives and works with his father. He experiences life from a safe distance, through a video camera he keeps recording 24 hours a day, and the massive collection of surveillance tapes he organizes and obsessively watches at home. But when his father dies, Aloys is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart. After a night of heavy drinking, Aloys wakes up on a public bus to find that his camera and precious observation tapes have been stolen. Soon after, a mysterious woman calls to blackmail him. She offers to return the tapes if Aloys will try an obscure Japanese invention called ‘telephone walking’ with her, using his imagination as their only connection. As he is drawn deeper and deeper, falling in love with the voice on the other end of the phone, the woman opens up a new universe that may allow Aloys to break out of his isolation and into the real world. Catalan première

* Festivals and awards
FIPRESCI in Berlinale (Panorama section) / Audience Award in Las Palmas

Director

Tobias Nölle

Tobias Nölle was born in 1976 and grew up in Zurich. After completing a four-year film programme at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he started working as a director, screenwriter, and editor. His short film RENÉ won, amongst other prizes, the Golden Leopard at Locarno and the first prize at Tampere. His latest feature, ALOYS (2016), premiered at the Berlinale Panorama.

Filmography: Aloys (2016), Heimatland (2015, pel·lícula col·lectiva), René (2008, curt).

Tobias Nölle

Film information

Director: Tobias Nölle
Script: Tobias Nölle
Contact: Atera Films
With: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck
Country: Switzerland, France
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 91 min min
Language: German
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2016