World History of Insomnia-Official Trailer (Eng Subs)





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Published on Apr 5, 2012

Actors: Dimitris Agartzidis, Despoina Anastasoglou, Eleni Vergeti, Reggina Mandilari, Theano Metaxa, Revekka Tsiligaridou, Panu Manu
Music: Panu Manu, Theano Metaxa
Lighting Design: Vassilis Mantzoukis
Production: Busybee studio, Martha Frintzila
Photography, video equipment: Orpheas Emirzas, Thomas Arsenis
Mixing-Mastering: Nikos Asimenios
Trailer Direction: Aristides Zaglis
Producer: Baumstrasse/Martha Frintzila
Camera,Editing Color Grading, SFX: Aristides Zaglis

What is the world history of insomnia?
It's a paraphrase of the title "World history of infamy" of J.LBorges.
It is the reading of some texts of the great writer, and the effort
to make a short film.
there are selected extracts clearly show relations of power. Extracts in which victim and perpetrator roles are confused, violence and tenderness are identical, and the madness meets ingenius.
Six actors and a musician in a neutral ground pretending personas of these narratives, sometimes as observers and sometimes involved by misunderstanding.
The venue remains the same throughout the film.

This second trailer of upcoming short film "world history of insomnia" is based on intense scenes of these 6 tragic characters.

below follows the transcript:

- What is my name? Julia...?
- i don't remember...Jul...
- Julia...? You don't remember me? 
- I don't remember.
- You don't?You don't remember me? Take your clothes off! 
- Uncloth now! take your clothes off!
- Seven, six, five, four,
- three, two, one...
- What's my name?
- Speak! 
- Who am I?
- I'm your play's protagonist!
- my play's protagonist!
- Say: I'm an asshole.
- Say: forgive me.  Say it!
- Forgive me...I'm useless.
- Ask me to forgive you!
- Say: forgive me....i'm useless!
- forgive me, i'm useless!
- Speak! Louder! Louder!
- I am useless...i'm useless.

(Female Voice)
In a wasteland of Iran
there is a tower made of stone
not too high
without doors or any windows.
In its single room there are:
a wooden table
and a bench.
In this circular cell
a man who looks like me
writes -in letters/words that I don't understand-
a poem about a man who
-in another circular cell-
writes a poem about a man who
-in another circular cell-
writes a poem about a man who
-in another circular cell-
writes a poem about a man who
-in another circular cell-
writes a poem...


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