Copy Shop

Direction
Year
2001
Country
  • Austria
Runtime
12min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

The first few scenes are sufficient for Widrich to show his hero's growing confusion, and to gradually deepen the bewilderment felt by his audience. By skillfully altering certain shots-such as when an objective shot suddenly moves into a subjective point-of-view-and driving a fable into a state of paranoia, he blurs conventional narrative techniques and modes of identification.

Grainy black-and-white images and the soundtrack, which comprises solely music and sound effects, give Copy Shop a grotesque flavor, something of a pastiche of a Kafkaesque scenario in which the disappearance of all originality thanks to the various media is announced with a hint of irony. The film reflects this from the other direction by starting with the production process: originally shot on videotape, the images were printed out on a computer and then shot again with an animation camera.

Details

  • Original Title
    Copy Shop
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Martin Putz
  • Editing
    Virgil Widrich
  • Music
    Alexander Zlamal
  • Sound
    Alexander Zlamal
  • Runtime
    12 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2001
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Distribution

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