Because the driver is unable to fulfill correctly his order to kill somebody, he and his friends have to pay the price. “Alabama” is a road-movie. The camera is constantly in the back of the car shooting through the back window… But more important than this story is how the song “All Along the Watchtower” by Bob Dylan is changing when it is interpreted by Jimi Hendrix. And the recurring album of the Stones “His Satanic Majesty’s Request”.
Kurzfilmtage – international short film festival Oberhausen
“The film starts with a shot of a cassette recorder, and it has a juke box in it. There’s always music in it. When I was asked by some critics at a festival press conference what the film was all about, I said ‘it’s about the song All Along The Watchtower, and the film is about what happens and what changes depending on whether the song is sung by Bob Dylan or by Jimi Hendrix.'” Well, both versions of the song appear in the film, and everybody thought I was pretty arrogant to explain the story this way. But the film really is about the difference between the Dylan version of All Along the Watchtower, and the Jimi Hendrix Version. One is at the beginning and one is at the end.”
187MB | 21m 09s | 720×448 | mkv
Language:German (almost no dialogue)