Assaf Gruber

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The Anonymity of the Night (part 1)
Video, 4'40", 2015

The protagonist of the first monodrama is a mysterious Israeli lawyer. His cryptic tale depicts a coincidental encounter he had with a young stranger in a Western European city.
The meeting with this stranger, who is remembered by the lawyer as an unpleasant, cheeky type, seems to be an experience that deprived the old man from his sense of stability: His pre-judgmental views seem to be tested by the nonchalant behavior of the young man. The alder remarks about his 'temporary comrade' alongside the eloquent descriptions of the surroundings of the city, objects they ran into, during the course of their adventure, emphasize the complexity of the lawyer’s personality.

Written and directed by Assaf Gruber; Production: “Talking Projects” and Zeynep Yücel - zzzzy productions; Actor: Rami Baruch; Script: Assaf Gruber and Itay Merison; Assistant director: Iris Helfer; Director of Photography: Jutta Pohlmann; Sound Mix: Paul Oberle; Production Assistant: Itamar Gov; Art Department: Nina Hirschberg

The Anonymity of the Night (part 1) is part of "The Anonymity of the Night", a project focusing on how political ideology of subjects is related mainly to personal stories and how it is being shaped, fleshed and self-manipulated through man’s life stories and not through theoretical knowledge.

Full video can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/97718825 (request password here)

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