John and Joe are two men who meet almost every day in a cafe. They sit together and yet each for himself and even the most simple conversation holds pitfalls. Each word is an attempt to pretend, one would have something to say. So each meeting becomes a ritual and is marked by the force of habit.
But this time there is a crack, the daily pattern does not work, it leads to disaster. How do John and Joe get back in their good routine? These meetings are vital to both, because they only have each other.
The reduced language and partly trivial conversations leave plenty of room between the lines of the unspoken and the unspeakable. Watch two characters settled between Beckett’s Vladimir and Estragon from “Waiting for Godot” and Stan and Ollie.
Michael Grunert, Gunther Möllmann, Thomas Behrend
Thanks to Christine Grunert and Siegmar Schröder for solidarity and critical support.
November 10, 2015