How real is our individually perceived reality and what relevance does this question have within the make-up of our collective social structures?
A set of agreed upon arrangements underpin our modern economies and societies by the mechanism of standardization. What role do such standards play in our communal life? There simply exists no standard for truth.
This film accompanies the ‘homeless philosopher’ and ‘professed lunatic’ Fritz Joachim Rudert (alias Leonardell) on his mission to release the mind-controlled masses from their mania. And indeed it may appear that ‘crazy‘ Fritz and his confederates from the German anti-phsychiatry movement „BPE“ (Bundesverband gegen Psychiatrische Gewalt) achieved some political success.
The inquiries and works by renowned researchers - Allen Frances, Elisabeth Loftus, Joscha Bach and Gerhard Roth - exemplify the economic interests, scientific ambitions and political coherences in and around the world of the human consciousness.
„Anomalie“ is an essayistic film about the systemic and individual ‘abnormalities’ of the so-called Western World. The result is a cinematic journey that provides an inventory of many fragmented and discursive narratives towards one singular conclusion: “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems” Epictetus