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Continuity begins as a straight-forward story of an emotional homecoming and turns uncanny as the two protagonists – a middle aged couple living in a small town in Germany – repeatedly invite different young men into their home to perform an inscrutable ritual. It remains unclear whether the couple has suffered an actual loss – or if their ersatz sons are just a way of staying together.
A total of three different versions of their lost son Daniel spend the night at the family house. Each disappears under mysterious circumstances until we see them all in a ditch at the end – neither dead nor alive, neither in Germany nor in Afghanistan.
Omer Fast, born in 1972 in Jerusalem, Israel, is a filmmaker and video artist based in Berlin.
Production: Filmgalerie 451, Berlin
Screenplay: Omer Fast
Camera: Patrick Orth, Bernhard Keller
With: André M. Hennicke, Iris Böhm, Constantin von Jascheroff, Bruno Alexander, Milton Welsh, Ketel Weber, Josef Mattes, Lukas Steltner, Niklas Kohrt, Jakob Bieber, Arnel Taci, Anne Ratte-Polle
Format: DCP, Color
Running time: 85 min
Photo: © Filmgalerie 451