Why is life so complicated?

A woman (a wife?), a man (a husband?), an apartment (a home?), an office (a job?) and life. It starts, it ends, and mostly something happens. Or not. Is it complicated? Why? Warning: it inevitably involves pissing. Life does. And this movie.

  • Martin Marion
  • Martin Marion
  • Martin Marion
  • Martin Marion
    Key Cast
  • Katrin Heinrich
    Key Cast
  • Harald Geil
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Koy
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital SLR
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Martin Marion

Actor, musician, writer, born in Slovenia, educated in the U.S.A., living in Berlin, member of Blue Man Group, won the Vesna special achievement award for the main role in State of Shock at the Slovenian Film Festival in 2011, published a book and a CD of slovenian children's songs Zmajček Drago in ljubljena Ljubljana, a collection of sonnets in slovenian S.O.N.E.T.I., his play The Anyway Cabaret (an animal cabaret) was performed by T.U.T.A. in Chicago, October 2014. He has a 2 year old son Lino who regularly beats him. Any advice on how a father should behave in such a situation would be very appreciated. Thanks.

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Director Statement

Is life complicated? If so, why? If not, why not? Does this little movie have anything to do with the question in its title? Nothing whatsoever. Why is it its title then? That's a good question, I'm glad you asked. Wait, I did. It's complicated. Maybe I should refrain from making statements, but then this part would be empty. Would that actually be better than this drivel? Only time will tell. Or some person who will have an opinion about it. Or it will remain unanswered, just like the question in the title of this little movie. Hey, it's just like life. It starts, it ends and something happens in between. Or not. And it may or may not be complicated. Maybe for a reason. Maybe not.