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10th(2008)



Hounded

Angelina MACCARONE

  • Germany
  • 2006
  • 87min
  • 35mm
  • black and white
  • 드라마


Elsa is a 50 year-old woman who has been a probation officer for 15 years. She lives with her husband, Raimar, who owns an auto repair shop, and her daughter, Daniela, who is a high school student, as an ordinary family. Her ordinary lifestyle takes a drastic turn after Jan, a 16 year-old boy, comes under her supervision as a probation candidate from a juvenile prison. Jan demands that have sadistic cruel sex with him and, when she falls into his demand, she becomes his willing sex partner enjoying every minute of it. Finally Raimar finds out about their relationship and Jan asks Elsa to run away with him to Brazil. She packs her travel bag and is ready to leave her home. Elsa and Raimar are sitting at their dinner table for the last time. Does Elsa run away with Jan to Brazil or stay with her family after calming down her chaos and excitement? Knowing it’s an open ended film, Hounded isn’t just a film about the sexual awakening of a woman in her 50’s. But it is more likely a queer relationship story in which the sadio masochistic relationships of Jan without a mom and Elsa without a son accidently meet as an acquaintance and get sexually involved. Hounded is a movie that has a queer sexuality and defines that a queerish relationship could happen and then change one’s life unintentionally any time in any place depending on the circumstances. The scenes of the sadio masochism are pretty moderated without any obscenity or graphic exposure. Only though the close-ups of Elsa’s cold face, (Maren Kroymann, who plays Elsa is a well-known stand-up comedienne and has come out as a lesbian in Germany) and the scenes of extreme composition and thick black and white, the performance of sadio masochism opened out before our eyes. (KIM Sunah)
 

Director

  • Angelina MACCARONEAngelina MACCARONE

    Angelina wrote song lyrics for German pop star Udo Lindenberg and others. She made Everything Will Be Fine (1998) and An Angel’s Revenge (1998). She won numerous prizes and awards. In 2004 she wrote and directed the feature film Unveiled (co-writer Judith Kaufmann) and the next film Hounded (2006) was won Golden Leopard-Filmmakers for the Present in Locarno. Vivere is her 6th movie, for which she has been working together with Judith Kaufmann again and this genius creative partnership leverages the movie into a very high quality of visual storytelling.

Credit

  • ProducerUlrike ZIMMERMANN
  • Cast Maren KROYMANN, Kostja ULLMANN
  • Screenwriter Susanne BILLIG
  • Cinematography Bernd MEINERS
  • Art director Bernard A. HOMANN
  • Editor Bettina BOˇ HLER
  • Music Jakob HANSONIS, Hartmut EWERT
  • Sound Dirk HOMANN