Experimental filmmaker Michael Busch created this epic-scale work (running over 200 minutes) divided into six chapters. In Das Elektrische Paradies (aka The Electric Paradise), Busch appears as the recurring character Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed, an eccentric physician living at the dawn of the 20th Century who believes that the earth is hollow and man will someday retreat into its center. In the film's various segments, different film and video formats give the images a constantly shifting look, and the pictures are often altered by using painted images, purposeful damage of the source materials or re-photographing certain footage. "The World Cave" ("Die Welt Hohle") introduces Dr. Teed, and "Thoughts/Landscapes" ("Gedanken/Landshaften") focus on images of nature and a metaphorical journey into the hollow earth. In "Time Off/Garden Film" ("Auszeit/Gartenfilm"), a man tries to hide from the world is his garden, even though it's winter, and he's soon found by his relatives and a streetwalker. "Hallucination/Berlin/Album" ("Halluzination/Berlin/Album") is drawn from autobiographical material shot by Busch over the space of twenty years. "Night and Dreams" ("Nacht & Traume") is a collection of bizarre images in which a man repeatedly meets himself. And "Night Now" ("Night Now") is a collage of found footage and images taken from the works of other filmmakers. The Electric Paradise received its world premiere at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.
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