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Gambling, Gods and LSD

DIR: Peter Mettler
2002 / Canada, Switzerland / 180 min

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A filmmaker’s inquiry into transcendence becomes a three-hour trip across countries and cultures, interconnecting people, places and times. From Toronto, the scene of his childhood, Peter Mettler sets out on a journey that includes evangelism at the airport strip, demolition in Las Vegas, tracings in the Nevada desert, chemistry and street life in Switzerland, and the coexistence of technology and divinity in contemporary India. Everywhere along the way, the same themes are to be found: thrill-seeking, luck, destiny, belief, expanding perception, the craving for security in an uncertain world. Fact joins with fantasy; the search for meaning and the search for ecstasy begin to merge.

Mettler blends documentary observation with lyrical camerawork, location sound with aural sculpture. The result is an audio-visual composition whose movements challenge our preconceptions, evoking in us the wonder and awe of our daily existence. It is a mosaic of moments where the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. Gambling, Gods and LSD invites the viewer to actively participate in the making of meaning, so that the central theme of the film and the experience of watching it become one and the same.

A visionary, intuitive journey. A lucid and personal portrait of our times.

Gambling, Gods and LSD may change the way you look at the world.

About

Director Peter Mettler
Screenplay Peter Mettler
Dir. of Photography Stephen Butson, Monica Guddat, Christine Persaud, Lisa Pilcher, Jara Uhricek
Editing Peter Mettler, Roland Schlimme
Music Fred Frith, Peter Bräker, Dimitri de Perrot
Sound Peter Mettler, Peter Bräker
Duration 180 min
Year 2002
Country Canada, Switzerland
Colour Colour
Tags essay, philosophical, poetic, religion
Production Grimthorpe Film Inc., Maximage GmbH
Grimthorpe Film Inc.
Address:  P.O. Box 67665
City:  M5T 3M1 Toronto, Ontario
Country:  Canada
Web:  www.petermettler.com/
E-mail:  ,

Maximage GmbH
Country:  Switzerland
Web:  www.maximage.ch/

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