Why should I buy a bed when all that I want is sleep?

A chamber film with Robert Lax

Beta SP / 1:1.66 / black & white /stereo / 60 min.
produced: 1993 - 1999
released: 1999

Produced & distributed by
Cine Nomad
Aventinstrasse 1
D-80469 München

Co produced by
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Redaktion Hörspiel und Medienkunst

Written and directed by
Nicolas Humbert & Werner Penzel

Robert Lax


Robert Lax, the American minimalist poet who was praised for his originality and spirituality, died on September 26, 2000 in Olean, N.Y.
Born in 1915 he was a companion of the painter Ad Reinhardt and the religious philosopher and monk Thomas Merton, who had a strong influence on the poets of the beat generation. After decades of a nomadic life between America and Europe he has lived withdrawn for 30 years on the Greek island of Patmos.
The present film is the outcome of a long-standing friendship between Robert Lax and the filmmakers Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel.