Marthas Garten

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Retrospektive Stadtkino Basel 1.-31. Mai 2006


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Peter Liechti 1997 89'

Since weeks it's cold and wet. It's already late, Karl Winter is on his way home. Under dark circumstances he accidentally meets a woman of mysterious fascination - Martha... And so begins a love story of fatal dynamics which throws Karl far off the tracks of reason. Wicked dreams and subliminal changes in Karl's surroundings confirm his feelings that with Martha the uncanniness has also entered his life.MARTHAS GARTEN is a piece of cinema in dark black and white, a winter drama as murderous as comical. A film about isolation and the creeping process of slowly going insane in a climate of obstinately defended stupidity.

«We sank and sank and fell deeper into each others arms.Disaster was lurking out there somewhere - I was wary but didn't know about what… »