Anna, an artist, is obsessed with the invasion of alien doubles bent on total destruction. Her schizophrenia is reflected in the juxtapositions of long movie camera takes with violently edited montages: private with public spaces; black & white with colour, still photographs with video, earsplitting sounds with disruptive camera angles. Anna uses her body like a map; after a devastating quarrel with her lover, she paints red stitches on herself. Watching their scenes together, we realize how seldom, if ever before, the details of sexual intimacy have been shown in film from the point of view from a woman. Export privileges rupture over unity and never settles for one-dimensional solutions
(Artforum, Nov. 1980)
Language: German, with English subtitles.
Director: VALIE EXPORT, Peter Weibel (cooperation);
Script: Peter Weibel, VALIE EXPORT (cooperation),
based on an idea of VALIE EXPORT;
Cinematography: Wolfgang Simon;
Assistant: Rudi Palla; Editing: Herbert Baumgartner, VALIE EXPORT , Juno Sylva Englander;
Photography: Helga Borsodi, Hermann Hendrich, Monika Hubmann, Wilhelm Krejci, Wolfgang Soos, Karl Heinz Koller, Eric Timmermann, VALIE EXPORT;
Production: VALIE EXPORT;
Cast: Susanne Widl, Peter Weibel, Josef Plavec, Monika Helfer-Friedrich, Helke Sander, Dominik Dusek, Herbert Schmid, Eduard Neversal.