Rodolfo seems content. He lives in moment, following the same daily routine, inside the big white-painted house next to the church, the house he grew up in. He sleeps in the same bed, in the same room. His cloths are placed in the same closet, he eats his meals at the same table, he walks the same corridors. Rodolfo is suffering from depression. He hasn‘t barely left the house in decades, he hasn‘t spoken for years.

I am here
I am here
I am here

Villa Rodolfo.

Central, quiet location
on piazza with novelty fountain.
Lovely south-facing garden. All year round. Many many rooms. No lift.

Authentic structure, smoking permitted,
stylishly furnished, impressive stairwell, massive walls, immense depressions.
Permanent resident (quiet, contented type),
who never leaves the house (fully equipped).

Tobacconist on ground floor.
Cocktail Comedy Bar nearby.
Don‘t be alarmed by a paralysed left arm.
354 m from pharmacy.
500 m from supermarket and gym.
Other pharmacies 1.9 km, 2.4 km, 3 km away.
39 km from electroshock treatment centre (previously twice a week).
5 km from car museum.
6.2 km from zoo.

All this
in the light
of the Indoor World Silence Championship.
Hot air balloon ride possible 40 km away. Diving school 50 km away.

D 2013, Super 8, 1:1,33, b&w, surround, 6 minutes

  • direction, camera, montage

  • Karsten Krause

  • co-direction

  • Francesca Bertin

  • text

  • Paul Bogaert

  • narrator

  • Simon Shrimpton-Smith

  • color grading

  • wave-line Berlin

  • sound design, mixing

  • Roman Vehlken

  • super 8 development

  • Philip Widmann
    Andec Filmtechnik Berlin

  • translation

  • Paul Vincent
    Christian Filips

  • funded by

  • FFA - German Federal Film Board

  • screenings

  • IKFF Hamburg
    Vila do Conde
    Go Short
    IKFF Regensburg