Daniel Nocke: No room for Gerold
"Kein Platz für Gerold" brings a heterogeneous company of crocodile, hippo, rhino and antelope masks together around a kitchen table in a residential community. In the film, this fundamentally incompatible group of animals is projected onto a collection of apparently harmless residents. It represents the stark contrast between the "good" people they present themselves as and the reality. This is a communal society whose rough edges have been smoothed off by ideological phrases about love, peace and harmony, with all the conflicts swept underneath the carpet. Success and failure, achievement and the pressure to achieve, pride, the need to count for something and the thirst of the self-consciously "inferior" for justice, are virulent even in the smallest community. They have been suppressed, not banished. Even an antelope who is secretly in love while she pretends to be unattached shows how love is the other side of hate. Her cheeks just redden slightly when she is discovered – a hint from the author that love is greater than friendship, and hate is greater than the desire to be good.
- Author, screenplay: Daniel Nocke
- Year: 2006
- Length: 4 min.
- Technique: 3D computer animation
- Animation: Anja Perl, Heidi Wittlinger, Volker Willmann
- Design: Thomas Meyer-Hermann
- Voice actors: Devid Striesow, Nina Weniger, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Anian Zollner
- Directed by: Daniel Nocke
- Produced by: Thomas Meyer-Hermann, Studio FILM BILDER