Colosseoloop is a found-footage production centred on the famous amphitheatre, a symbol of the barbarity of imperial power. An American unit in the 1950s, successors to Ancient Hegemon are hunting “Something” – a phantom – in the ruins of Old Europe: something one never actually gets to see. This is hence, a topical parable about the war on terror and its phantom figure, Bin Laden. The title reflects the infinity of the senseless hunt.
Christoph Girardet, DE 2008, 5 Min. (Festivalpremiere)