In its unpronounceable title alone, SSZZTTT already points to the unspeakable. In that great trial of strength between man and nature, nature has long since taken a stand. She dictates the rules of the game and man unexpectedly rediscovers himself in the absurdity of his actions. It is inconceivable to him that this world, which he imagines has now grasped, is not his. A little laughter from the other side might – with a little luck – make us aware just how unreasonable our actions are.

Translated from: Katalog der 36. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin 1986
by Wilma Kottusch Germany (Federal Republic from 1949) 1985/86 9’