Die toten Fische (restaurierte Fassung 2013)

The Dead Fish, aka: Mortal Fortune (restored Version 2013)

Michael Synek
The Dead Fishes - based on Boris Vian's 1943 story, Les Poissons Morts - deals with a "master-slave" relationship. The anonymous protagonist attempts to free himself from slavery, but is humiliated when caught by his master.With scarce dialogue, the film relies on a dramaturgic interplay between image and sound, entrancing the viewer a fantastic tale that seems to play beyond the realm of time.
Technical Data
Running time: 83
Format: 35 mm (in restauration)
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby Stereo
Language spoken: German
Production year: 1989
Contact: Michael Synek
Writer(s): Michael Synek
Cinematographer(s): Jiri Stibr
Key cast: Erwin Leder, Johannes Weidinger, Gebhard Swoboda, Lisa Luginbühl, Martin Schnellnast
Producer: Michael Synek