Thursday Movie Night Absurdistan

Absurdistan © Veit Helmer

Thu, 27.02.2020

Goethe-Institut Dar es Salaam

Alykhan Road No. 63, Upanga
P.O. Box 9541 Dar es Salaam

Director: Veit Helmer, Germany 2008, Comedy, 88 min.

The film is set in a remote and forgotten desert mountain village in the former Soviet Union, and chronicles a standoff between the sexes: the local women decide to withhold sex (a sex strike) until their lazy men fix the pipeline that carries the village’s water supply. Young lovers Aya and Temelko are caught up in the argument and Temelko becomes determined to fix the pipeline so he can be with her.