Georg Friedrich and TIlde von Overbeck in Tobias Nölle's ALOYS © New Europe Film Sales

Sun, 10/23/2016

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd
90036 Los Angeles

Georg Friedrich and TIlde von Overbeck in Tobias Nölle's ALOYS


DOUBLE FEATURE: begins with WILD at 7:30 pm,
followed by ALOYS at approximately 9:30 pm.

Ticket price includes admission to both films.

Switzerland/ France  (2016), 91 min. DCP Projection.
German/ Swiss German with English Subtitles

Director: Tobias Nölle
Screenplay: Tobias Nölle
Cinematography: Simon Guy Fässler
Cast: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck

Producers: Christof Neracher, Christian Davi, Thomas Thümena, Jean des Forêts
Production Company: Hugofilm Productions GmbH, Petit Film, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRG SSR, ARTE G.E.I.E.       

Aloys Adorn (Friedrich), a middle aged private detective who lives and works with his father, experiences life from a safe distance. He records everything with his surveillance camera: obsessively collecting and reviewing the tapes.  When his father dies, Aloys’ sheltered existence begins to fall apart. After a night of heavy drinking, he wakes up on a bus to find that his camera and precious tapes have been stolen. Soon thereafter, a mysterious woman (von Overbeck) calls offering to return the tapes if Aloys will go ‘telephone walking’ with her: an obscure Japanese game, where imagination is their only connection.  As he is drawn deeper and deeper, falling in love with the woman’s voice on the other end of the phone, their game opens up a new universe that may allow Aloys to break out of his isolation and into the real world. Supported by cinematographer Simon Guy Fässler’s stunning visuals, and flawless performances by Friedrich and von Overbeck, Nölle’s psychological drama leads the viewer on a journey into the expansive world of the mind.


$11.-/ General Audiences
$9.-  / Seniors, Students
$7.-  / Cinematheque Members / Friends of Goethe
  • Berlin, Panorama, FIPRESCI Award 2016
  • FEST Festival 2016 (Golden Lynx: Best Feature)
  • FICLPGC 2016 (Audience award)
  • Saas-Fee Filmfest 2016 (Best Film)
Tobias Nölle was born in Zürich and studied film at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His short film RENÉ (2008) was screened at numerous festivals worldwide and won several awards such as the Golden Leopard in Locarno for the best Swiss short. Nölle is one of the directors of WONDERLAND, which premiered at the Festival del film Locarno 2015 (international Competition). AlOYS is his first feature, which he wrote, directed and edited.


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