In a romp through American classics (like Rear Window) or some Woody Allen comedies, first-time director (and writer, producer, actor) G. Nicolas Hayek takes the audience on a cinematic rollercoaster ride. The story begins with an American pilot who returns to Switzerland as a guest of honor in a small village -- the pilot had crash-landed there in 1944. "Delighted to be back in the land of the legendary William Tell," he says, and then his hosts find an unexploded bomb on the site where a memorial is supposed to be raised. At that point, this entire sequence emerges as the imaginary scenario for a feature-length movie, still in the mind's eye of a young filmmaker (Ettore Cella). Giving up for a moment, he goes to work at the car-wash place that nearly provides him a living wage and is promptly involved as a hostage in a bank robbery. The robber is a woman (Agnes Dunneisen) who spirits him away as her protection and forces him to take her to his apartment. As the two hole up there, a nosy, wheelchair-bound neighbor spies on them from across the street. She does not miss much -- including where the robber stashed her loot -- and when it turns out that Hawaii is not really on the robber's itinerary after all, the nosy neighbor makes it over to the apartment to grab the money. After a few more unexpected twists and turns, the would-be filmmaker has enough material for a whole new feature.
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