Lenz (1987)

Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |  
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In this avant garde, experimental drama, a scientist begins experiencing profoundly altered perceptions of the world around him after receiving an overdose or radiation. The dimensions of color, shape and time are altered in unpredictable ways, and it seems as though he has entered a world out of dreams. Eventually he recovers from this onslaught of unfamiliar sensory data, and he tries to make sense of it by building a machine of some sort. When he sees the futility of that, at first he thinks that he will blow up the world and sets to work on that. However, a visit from his son rescues him from that course. This image-laden meditation on the nature of reality is set to the portentous music of Gustav Mahler.