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American Women's Club of Hamburg

Review - Cosmodrama

Director: Phillippe Fernandez - France

Gliding through outer space seven astronauts wake up from frozen sleep not knowing where they came from or where they are going. As they meet each other in the space ship, they realize they all have a purpose, beginning with the communications officer/journalist who broadcasts messages about what they encounter in the hopes of contacting other beings in the universe. A handyman directs everyone to the lounge where food and drinks are served. There is also a director, an astronomer, a biologist, a semiologist, and psychologist. They convene in a board room and the lounge to talk about their predicament, often leading to rather metaphysical discussions. A sociable chimpanzee and friendly dog are along for the mysterious voyage.

The space ship is awash in vibrant color with minimalist trimmings. A long bench, bar and circular window to the stars makes up the dance floor in the lounge. The crew uniforms are out of the seventies in Star Trek style. Where is the storyline of this film going? If you take the voyage, you will be left to mull your own conclusions. (Mary Wiencke)

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