Johnny oder das rohe Fleisch

Root Event

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Johnny oder das rohe Fleisch
BRD 1984
Johnny oder das rohe Fleisch, 1984, © Eva Heldmann. Arsenal Berlin

A woman is in love with a piece of raw flesh. The film treats of intimacy and distance, power and desire. A deep pain hardens into cool images. A voice whispers the song Surabaya Johnny by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht: “When I asked how you earned your living / I can still hear what you said to me: / You had some kind of job on the railway / And had nothing to do with the sea.“

16mm , 4 min