Uliisses

Uliisses

Synopsis

The film is a Homeric journey through the history of cinema. Its theme is based on the mythological Odyssey of Homer, the Ulysses of James Joyce, and the synthetic figure, Telemach/Phil, from the 24-hour-long piece The Warp by Neil Oram. Werner Nekes combines these three figures, and shows their stories within the history of "lighterature" writing with light = film. His central theme, however, is visual language in of itself: Odysseus/Bloom is transformed into Uli the Photographer, Penelope/Molly into his model, and Telemach/Stephen into Phil, who begins his "Telemachia". The connecting of their three lives occurs during the course of a single day, in September of 1980, in Germany's industrial Ruhrgebiet region, preceding the elections in the Federal Republic.

Technical Specs

Director: Werner Nekes
Year: 1982
Country: Germany
Language: English | German
Duration: 90 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: 18