L + R

Edgar Honetschläger
'People are sleeping. I am happy I can play around. Meanwhile the traffic jam. I am like cockroach', says the girl while she rides on a boat through the canals of Tokyo. L + R is a love story. A journey, an essay narrated from A to Z by a young Japanese woman. She resists to see her world through the Western director's eye. Time for her is - here and now. Digital directness and never shown footage from the 1940's weave a colorful carpet of the love story (drama) between East and West, a man and a woman, L + R (election, erection). 'The man who finds his homeland sweet is still a tender beginner, he to whom every soil is as his native one is already strong, but he is perfect to whom the entire world is a foreign land.' (Edward Said)
Technical Data
Running time: 79
Format: 35mm
Language spoken: German/English/Japanese
Subtitles: English, German
Production year: 2000
Director(s): Edgar Honetschläger
Writer(s): Edgar Honetschläger
Cinematography: Norbert Artner, Edgar Honetschläger, Karl Neubert
Editing: Kurt Hennrich
Key cast: narrated by Yukika Kudo
Producer: Markus Fischer
Production company
Fischer Film (Vienna)
Neustiftgasse 32-34
1070 Vienna
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