European Media Art Festiaval Osnabrück
Filmprogramm/Int. Auswahl / Do, 21. April 2016 | 20:00 / Filmtheater Hasetor


Omer Fast


Remainder is the first feature film from the world-famous video artist and 2012 EMAF Award-winner Omer Fast based on the international bestseller by Tom McCarthy.

A large, heavy, bulky object smashes through the glass roof of an urban atrium and hits a young man. When Tom wakes from his coma, he has lost his memory. All that remains is the £8.5 million compensation that the corporation – obviously responsible for the accident – paid to buy the silence of the victim – and a few fragmented shards of memory. What happened? Is it the past or the future?

With help from the unshakeable Naz and his consulting firm Time Control, Tom finds the building that he knows from his memories – or is it from his dreams?

Sparks of memory begin to flash, the picture slowly becomes clearer, a bank robbery could have maybe played a role. Tom obsessively creates a world for himself that might have been his own. Scenes of memories are replayed and become ever more complicated, elaborate, and dangerous, until the present appears as past, and memories and dreams appear to catch up with reality. The borders disappear.

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