Joe Boots

Joe Boots

Documentary Film
Germany,
USA
2017
29 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Florian Baron
Florian Baron
Fatima Camara, Jana Irmert
Johannes Waltermann
Maja Tennstedt
Florian Baron
Jana Irmert, Linus Nickl, Nils Vogel-Bartling
Joe leaves high school to join the army. The terrorist attacks of September 11th have created new bogeymen and military equipment is extremely fascinating. He is not yet 20 when he goes to war in Iraq and realises that this is not a game. The film finds images for Joe’s inner states after his return: with no contact with his environment or himself his experiences never lose their hold on him. The power of his stories makes the futility of all those war operations tangible.

Leopold Grün