Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Robert Van Ackeren's documentary is actually a sequence of 44 spliced-together home videos, each with an introductory title such as "Friends, the Art Film," and accompanied by voiceover commentary, or music. Rather than displaying the family content of an American television program like "America's Funniest Home Videos," the "Private" lives of at least some of the citizens of Deutschland are for adults only, and only certain adults. Comedic commentary adds hilarity to the scenes, when it is provided. When not provided, the clips simply take a voyeuristic foray into the now not-so-private lives of consenting men and women.
home-video, voyeur, Germany, couple