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Die Körper der Astronauten

Drei Kinder eines alkoholabhängigen Vaters fliegen nach einem Raumschiffunglück durchs Weltall in verschiedene Richtungen. Ein Film über die Körper einer Familie und die Sehnsucht nach Schwerelosigkeit. Über Michael (58), den alkoholkranken Vater, der sich wochenlang nicht wäscht, über seinen Sohn Anton(19), der seinem Körper entsagt, um seinem Traum, Astronaut zu werden, näher zu sein. Über die Tochter Linda (19) die ihren Körper entdecken will um sich das leben anzueignen. und über die jüngste in der Familie, Irene(8), die von den älteren Geschwistern zurückgelassen, darum kämpft die Liebe zum Vater angesichts seines Verfalls nicht zu verlieren. Progression des Gedanken, Regression der Seele, und die Schönheit des Organischen, des Körpers, des Leibes, der Materie und des inneren sehnsüchtigen, wollenden, verlangenden Lebens innerhalb der Materie.

The Astronauts’ Bodies

The story follows an alcoholic father and his three children, dreaming of travelling to space and trying to cope with the situation at home. The film is a feature about a family in an “emotional zero-gravity condition”. The family grows apart because of Michael’s (58) alcoholic addiction. Meanwhile, his children progress in the search of a meaning in their existence. Space-travelling is a very important topic in the film, because Anton, the son, dreams of becoming an astronaut and follows the ISS livestream through the internet. This view later becomes a dream-sphere, where Anton is floating in space, drifting slowly back to earth.
When his two mature children Anton (19) and Linda (19) start leaving the house, as they just have graduated from school, Michael stops taking care of his body as some kind of a protest.
His son Anton starts taking part in a bed-rest-study to contribute to space-travelling, because his biggest wish is to become an astronaut one day. His sister Linda is in search of her first love and is drawn to a young man, who seems to have similar problems like her father. But also we follow the story of Irene (8), the youngest, who stays with her father Michael and deals with the regression of Michael. The film is a poetic story about the progression of thoughts and dreams to go to space and about the organic beauty of the human body, its desires and longings.