Aloys by Tobias Nölle,  CH 2016 , 91 min, DCP.
Swiss German with English subtitles.
  • Director: Tobias Nölle
  • Screenplay: Tobias Nölle
  • Cinematography: Simon Guy Fässler
  • Editing: Tobias Nölle
  • Cast: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejcí, Yufei Li, Koi Lee, Sebastian Krähenbühl, Karl Friedrich, Peter Zumstein, Agnes Lampkin, Rahel Hubacher
  • Producer: Christof Neracher, Christian Davi, Thomas Thümena
  • Production: hugofilm
  • Distributor: Outside the Box
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  • Festivals: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Panorama)


Aloys Adorn is a middle aged private detective who lives and works with his father. He experiences life from a safe distance, through a video camera he keeps recording 24 hours a day, and the massive collection of surveillance tapes he organizes and obsessively watches at home. But when his father dies, Aloys is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart. After a night of heavy drinking, Aloys wakes up on a public bus to find that his camera and precious observation tapes have been stolen. Soon after, a mysterious woman calls to blackmail him. She offers to return the tapes if Aloys will try an obscure Japanese invention called ’telephone walking’ with her, using his imagination as their only connection. As he is drawn deeper and deeper, falling in love with the voice on the other end of the phone, the woman opens up a new universe that may allow Aloys to break out of his isolation and into the real world ...

From Aloys’s point of view we experience, how against his will his very own world bends outwards, for the first time towards a counterpart, in an infecting debut feature, that blurs the boundaries between day and dream.

Tobias Nölle
was born in Erlenbach, Switzerland in 1976. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York between 1999 and 2003 and then began working as an independent director and editor. His short film RENÉ (2007) won a number of prizes at international film festivals.

2015 Aloys (debut feature)
2015 Heimatland (episode)
2008 René (short)
2003 Davis (short)
2001 Going with Neil (short)