A WILD SHEEP CHASE
directed by Ulf Otto, Sophiensaele, Berlin
A Wild Sheep Chase is a novel published in 1982 by Japanese author Haruki Murakami.
In A Wild Sheep Chase, Murakami’s story is part mystery and part fantasy with a postmodern twist.
Set in 1978, this mock-detective tale follows an unnamed Japanese man through Tokyo and Hokkaido. The passive, neurotic, chain-smoking main character gets swept away on an adventure that leads him on a hunt for a sheep that hasn’t been seen for years. The apathetic protagonist meets a woman with magically seductive ears and a strange man who dresses as a sheep and talks in slurs; in this way there are elements of Japanese animism or Shinto
Main character: Godehard Giese
with Sebastian Suba and Anita Vulesica