Feature Film | 1995 | Drama | Germany

Brief synopsis

An old man named Archie Anthony Quinn hires seven servants of both genders and different races to get connected to him by plugging up his body openings until his last breath. The servants stay connected to the old man's body for the next ten days. They eat, sleep, and even go to the bathroom and fight thieves together. They overcome many difficulties by staying "united", until finally, an opera singer arrives to plug up his final facial opening and take the last breath away from him . Archie dies in peace, pleasure and harmony because he has the people around him "united" at last, even if it is only a "bodily" unification and through him as the catalyst.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Anthony QuinnArchie [L]
David WarnerBlade [L]
 Sonja KirchbergerAnya [L]
Alexandra StewartHilda [L]
 Jo JungJack Juggler [SR]
 Joel OlañoBallet Tšnzer [SR]


Camera Departmentdirector of photographyStefan Jonas
Camera Departmentcamera operatorBernhard Häusle
Camera Departmentsteadicam operator Eckhard Jansen
Camera Departmentstill photographer Jacqueline Krause-Burberg
Castingcasting directorDavid Cady
Castingcasting directorDonna DeSeta
Costume Departmentcostume designerWolfgang Weber
Costume Departmentassistant costume designer Anke HolstGarderobe von Anthony Quinn
Costume DepartmentwardrobeChristina Bauer
Director's DepartmentdirectorDaryush Shokof
EditingeditorSiegi Jonas
EditingeditorHenry Richardson
Lightinggaffer Gunnar Seeling
MusiccomposerGato Barbieri
ProducerproducerStefan Jonas
Producerco-producerAndreas Habermeyer
Producerco-producerDaryush Shokof
Production Designproduction designerJohannes Klose
Production Designset dresser Steffen Leinweber
Production Mgt.assistant production manager Ulrich Schwarz
ScreenplayscreenwriterJuliane Schulze
ScreenplayscreenwriterDaryush Shokof
Visual Effectstelecine operatorAndreas Teichert

Production companies

Pictorion das Werk GmbH

Distributing companies

Godhattan Productions GbR [de]Godhattan Production


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Daryush Shokof1996Locarno Int. Filmfestival [ch]Golden LeopardNominated