Anhedonia - Narcisis

Independent
Komödie
| 79 min
German
| English (United States)

Inexplicably, millions of first-world citizens experience an epidemic of "anhedonia," the inability to feel joy, pleasure, and contentment. Two exemplary victors of these unspeakable circumstances are the mismatched yet inseparable aristocrat Sonny Franz (Robert Stadlober) and Fritz Freudenthal (Wieland Schönfelder). Plagued by sensory overload, millions of humans succumb to a worldwide epidemic of anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure and satisfaction. With a cast of actors moonlighting as musicians (German baby-faced enfant terrible Robert Stadlober, who also co-directed), musicians dabbling in acting with the frontmen of premier German indie bands Einstürzende Neubauten (Blixa Bargeld) and Tocotronic (Dirk von Lowtzow) and acclaimed young actress Paula Kalenberg, director-author Patrick Siegfried Zimmer has created a pitch black satire that expresses our current longing for meaning and veracity.