A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.



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Credited cast:
Aloys Adorn
Tilde von Overbeck ...
Kamil Krejcí ...
Herr Schoch
Yufei Li ...
Yen Lee
Koi Lee ...
Herr Lee
Sebastian Krähenbühl ...
Karl Friedrich ...
Vater Aloys
Peter Zumstein ...
Agnes Lampkin ...
Julie Kramer
Rahel Hubacher ...
Schwangere Frau
Haroldo Simao ...
Drag Queen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tobias Bienz ...
Aaron Hitz ...
Barblin Leggio-Hänseler ...
Polizistin Wohnung
Benjamin Merz ...
Polizist Lift 2


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. Written by New Europe Film Sales

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

23 September 2016 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Alojzy  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The character of Aloys Adorn's (played by Georg Friedrich) father is played by Georg Friedrichs real life father Karl friedrich. This was the first time he has been on a film set with his son. See more »


Aloys Adorn: [to a cat] You stupid pig! You're a stupid pig!
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Unicorn Dance
Produced, arranged and composed by Tom Huber & Beat Jegen.
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Sci-fi meets Coppola's Harry Caul of "The Conversation"
9 December 2016 | by (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

A very good sci-fi concept, poorly executed. As the film begins, you are reminded of Harry Caul of Coppola's "The Conversation," which was brilliantly played by Gene Hackman.

This film cannot boast of a Hackman or a John Cazale.

You have a dead father being cremated but we are never told how he died.

Secondary characters like Aloys' childhood classmate are never fleshed out. The concept of a drunk Aloy being locked up in a bus does not ring true. It appears he had urinated in his trousers in one shot. In a later shot, there is no such evidence.

All in all it is a film that had so much potential that fails to deliver.

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