Posted By: biory

In this film, the whole world is a raft in space, containing only four men, who are fishing.

The setting is on a floating platform where a group of evenly and carefully placed men live. Each man is aware that the platform is not stable and in order not to fall to their deaths, they maintain a careful balance of weight to prevent the platform from tipping too far and causing them all to fall. This reasonably harmonious understanding is lost when one man pulls up a heavy trunk. In the ensuing struggle, balance is lost in more ways than one.

Category Animation, Short
Year of Production 1989
Directors Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Director of Photography Christoph Lauenstein
Production Company Lauenstein Filmproduktion/Hamburg
Length 8 min
Balance, won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 1989.