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FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-SV-6364

Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis

Autorenschaft
Beschreibung

The scene of gun-toying solely creates the short film Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis, where two protagonists, the singer and the Hollywood-obsessed, exist and interact without words in a cadre or frame, repeated several times just to create a suspense atmosphere of confusion and lack of confidence, as if role-playing for a serious imaginary act to come. We get the evidence that the whole scene is a big lie, an act, just like the notorious movie wag the dog.

The didgeridoo player looks totally absorbed in his rhythm and percussions, delivering another message of carelessness: "though I have Middle East features, I do not follow your CNN or other satellite news bulletins, so you cannot Wag-The-Dog me too".

The singer of the three takes the viewer through a chain of equivocative-double-meaning songs that covers nudity, sexual preference, religious trash, sexism and other taboos.

Khaled Hafez
Cairo
November 2003

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Darsteller
Bassem Wadie, Khaled Hafez
Standorte
MCB
Reihe
Aufnahmedatum
Mittwoch, 01. Januar 2003
Stadt
Kairo
Land
EG
Kamera
Ahmed Morsi
Länge
4 min
Schlagworte