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Escaping Realities
I Was a Winner Jonas Odell

An armed warrior is running through a lonely forest. There used to be more of his kind here – more adventurers, more gamers.

2016

I Was a Winner

Animadoc
Sweden
2016
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Johan Edström
Jonas Odell
Niklas Lundgren
Jonas Odell, Richard Dinter
Frippe Jonsater
An armed warrior is running through a lonely forest. There used to be more of his kind here – more adventurers, more gamers. He and other players in an online role-playing game reflect on the times when it was more important to them than anything else. The outside world couldn’t reach them – relationships and families happened in the game, if at all. The protagonists, represented by their former avatars here, had to learn the painful way that fun had turned into a burden and then into addiction. In his animadoc film the director shows how hard it can be to log out of a virtual reality and return to the real world.


Kim Busch