A key has the comfort of knowing its destiny
–the partner with whom it will share its life–
from the moment it is cut.
It is by nature an even, in a world of odds.
A quirky loner and genius lock-picker gets involved in a kleptomaniac’s troubles, and in the process finds out they are oddly, evenly matched.
What does intimacy consist of? A voluntary concession to partake of one’s secrets, anxieties and desires?
Or could it be attained… without permission, its elusiveness, mystery achieved stealthily, obliviously?
And how to get to know someone more intimately than going to their home – when they’re not there? To walk in unexpected, unannounced, and see what decorum and convention conceal –- panties in the shower, half-eaten leftovers, notes-to-self…
Everyone fears being really known by someone, beyond what we choose to let them see. But where does the curtain get drawn? And what happens if someone peeks?
ANNETTE, 37 – Affllicted by a panoply of conditions, Annette is OCD and a kleptomaniac. As an assistant at the Metropolitan Museum’s restoration department, she regularly ‘borrows’ artifacts to decorate her place.
NICCOLA, 36 – With no other plausible profession, Niccola is a self-described artist, who gets by being a full time petty thief. From Rome, Niccola is the perfect picture of the overeducated, underqualified and decadent Eurostocracy.
FRIEDA and BRIEDA, 68 – Aging twins, straight out of ‘The wizard of Oz’, they work as models and parade the city wearing identical outfits.
Short Film, 12 minutes.
© 2014 S. GROSSMANN