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Category:
ARTWORK
Type:
video art
Creation Date:
1982
Language:
German
Description:
In a hotel suite a brother and a sister (Udo and Tabea) are waiting for a due inheritance. Their relationship is ambiguous: it fluctuates between a tenderness which develops into open sexuality and an animosity which turns into assault. In the course of a quarrel Udo shoves his sister onto the bed several times, slaps her face — then embraces her. (During the scene he seeks out his revolver which will play a tragic role at the end of the story.) From time to time Udo discusses the question of the inheritance with their plump aunt (Margie), meanwhile a former Lesbian girlfriend (Veruschka) re-enters the girl's life and moves to their flat. In a telephone conversation Tabea tells Udo that she cannot endure waiting any longer, she in no more interested in the inheritance and has been overcome by an erotic longing for death. The man entering home shoots five bullets at Veruschka (this latter heaving sighs under the blanket) then realising his error he commits suicide. (...) (László Beke)

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Original Title (German):
Die Geschwister