AKA: Die Wahrheit der Lüge
Directed by: Roland Reber
Starring: Christoph Baumann (Writer), Marina Anna Eich (the brave woman), Julia Jaschke (the hesitant woman), Antje Mönning (publisher)
Language: German (English Subs)
Genres: Bizarre-Surreal, Captivity, BDSM, Violence against Women, Torture
Plot – Spoilers:
A writer has a couple of women chained in an abandoned factory with a timer in front of them counting down to their release date. This is all with the approval of his publisher and he hopes to raise the women to their uppermost threshold while studying the process. The women have consented to their captivity, but this consent threatens the hope of heightening their trauma. So as the deadline to his victims’ freedom approaches, the writer begins to panic over their casual approach to their chains.
The Truth of Lie is visually very pleasing but oftentimes self-indulgent in a meditative discourse that borders on the overambitious. Can get boring and sometimes silly, if you’re not indulgent to that sort of stuff.