The Austrian post-war art scene was one of tricksters and jokesters performing the "avant-garde" 20 years after the fact to the audience of a stuffy petty bourgeoisie whose rooted to the soil taste had been consolidated in over a decade of Austro-fascism and National Socialism.A perfect example and the main film artifact for this trickster scene Sonne Halt! - the collaboration of Konrad Bayer and Ferry Radax - is a feverish conglomerate of nonsense text and cut-up film eschewing dramatic unity. The text - mostly consisting of cut-ups from Bayers novel Der Sechste Sinn - nervously criss-crosses in and out of the meaning of the film layer which itself jumps back and forth through space and time.------Some claim there's even a narrative hidden in there which might go like this: "A sailor arrives at the port of Buenos Aires. while at the same time appearing as a Dandy at Fegina the Riviera of Monterosso al Mare (Konrad Bayer in a double role). Both are connected in a mysterious way through some kind of inner monologue. A stylish cool beauty (Suzanne Hockenjos) is getting bored by the Dandy so he shoots down the sun from the sky possibly in order to impress her. But a very erotic Eve (Ingrid Schuppan) catches the sun and takes it away from the Dandy. Now he shoots down the moon as well but also this fails to impress the cool blonde. Angered by her indifference the Dandy destroys his whole strange world and subsequently loses Eve. Grief about her death and despair about the Lady's rejection make him turn into a sailor again. Again the sea is waiting for him."