Donnerstag 14 Juni
"Symbol" JPN 2009,93 min R: Hitoshi Matsumoto D.: Hitoshi Matsumoto, Adriana Fricke, Matcho PanpuThe film contains two major story lines. The first takes place in Mexico and centers around a masked wrestler called Escargot Man and his family as they prepare for a match that night. His family worries for him since the luchador is growing older and his slated opponent is stronger and younger than him. Nevertheless, his son and father are excited to see the match. These portions of the film are realistic, with dialogue in Spanish. In the second, more surreal storyline, a Japanese man wakes up in an empty white room with no apparent ceiling from which he struggles to escape. The two story lines eventually indirectly converge.
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