Archive of films Nogo / Nogo

Austria
2002, 87 min

Section: Variety Critics´ Choice
Year: 2002

A triptych beginning at a petrol station develops into the stories of various young couples united in their aversion to the world around them as they head for a mutual encounter in an explosive finale. The filmmakers, known in the field of experimental film, furnished their work with a stylish sheen, an ingenious artistic composition and a stirring rhythm.


Synopsis

Billed as a gas station triptych, "Nogo" spins three separate stories about young couples obsessively bound together against the world, before uniting the six characters in an explosive finale. Debuting Austrian writer-directors Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl, whose background is in experimental films, create a stylish package with intriguing characters and situations, coolly composed visuals and a vigorous pace. First couple is station attendant Joe (Oliver Korittke) and passing customer Maria (Meret Becker), who stops for coffee. Second is mechanic Tom (Juergen Vogel), who dreams of owning a gas station but lacks finances until his terminally ill wife, Lisa (Jasmin Tabatabai), decides to sell off her vital organs. Third chapter tracks two haphazard bank robbers (Mavie Horbiger, Michael Ostrowski), whose getaway car is stuck in the station´s garage. David Rooney

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics´ Choice
   
Director: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Screenplay: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Dir. of Photography: Helmut Wimmer
Music: Sofa Surfers
Editor: Britta Nahler
Producer: Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker
Production: Dor Film Production GmbH
Cast: Meret Becker, Oliver Korittke, Jasmin Tabatabai, Jürgen Vogel, Mavie Hörbiger, Michael Ostrowski
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