What if 'Baraka' was remade by a Balkan nihilist with a taste for title cards and 'Taxi Driver' quotes? I found myself more engaged with the images being shown (which are beautifully shot) than by the text or by Iggy Pop's narration. An additional twist in the tail comes from the depiction of the aftermath of Syrian refugees streaming through the former Yugoslavia, and of Syrian Kurdish (Rojava) women soldiers.
A journey of Nothing exploring the humanity with the curiosity for something that you are not able to understand, being corrupted by the human desires and at the end choosing to refuse them. Some scenes emphasize the monologue but others are completely unrelated (also if nicely shoot).
"I'm both nothing and for a while, a man." The film created an experience traveling in someone's mindflow. We see what he sees, and let his thoughts pass us. It is philosophical, witty and soothing. It made me think that it is our thoughts/minds that fill the silence/nothingness/emptiness of the world and enhance its existence.
Apesar da possibilidade de se tornar um pretensioso documentário / ensaio, este filme é bem sucedido pela mistura orgânica do tema, a trilha sonora perfeita dos Tiger Lillies, as imagens sempre belas de diversos documentaristas e os versos rimados divertidos, irônicos e infantis (num sentido próximo de Lewis Carroll) narrados muito bem pelo Iggy Pop. Criativo, divertido e instigante. O que mais pode se pedir do Nada?