The Flood

(Die Flut)

GDR, 1986, 10 min, color
No dialogue
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Synopsis

Two men sit on an island watching the sunset. When a storm gathers, they decide to build a boat. While one man is mindful of the coming danger and urges speed, the other wastes his time on decorative details. Dammbeck’s last film made in the GDR before he left for West Germany is based on a Chinese fable, with music by internationally known jazz musician Günter “Baby” Sommer.

 

This short film is available for streaming as part of the collection Against the Mainstream: Lutz Dammbeck's Animated Works.

 

Awards

2018 Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animation Film, Germany

 

Press comments

“Grimly surreal.”  —DVDtalk.com

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