Unsichtbare Gegner (1977)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Alien Film, Essay Film, Feminist Film, Satire  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Austria, West Germany  |  
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This 1978 production of Unsichtbare Gegner bears no relationship with the 1933 thriller having the same name. Instead, it is a highly symbolic and experimental work by the Austrian avant-garde director Valerie Export. The faint storyline concerns the effects of a mysterious ray being beamed from outer space by beings known as the Hyksos, who are using it to direct the activities of people in order to take over the world. A photographer and her boyfriend are apparently the only ones in the city of Vienna who notice that something is not quite right.

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alien [not human], culture [social culture], disintegration, gender, identity, invasion, paranoia, violence