On Thursday, 11 June 2020 at 8 pm we will watch Marcus Richard’s touching film GOLIATH96 in the digital cinema of Lodderbast. This is the cyber nickname of David (Nils Rovira-Muñoz). The young man has broken off contact with the world, his only connection to the outside world is the Internet. He does not react to the desperate attempts of his mother Kristin (Katja Riemann) to have a conversation through the closed door. Kristin is desperate. But when she learns by chance that David calls himself “Goliath96” on the Internet, she establishes a relationship with him as “cinederella97”. But the more intimate the conversations between the two become, the less Kristin seems to have the situation under control.
Withdrawal and complete social isolation is a widespread phenomenon, mainly among young men, and is constantly fueled by the new media, the ever increasing digitalization and certainly also by the current pandemic situation. In Japan the technical term ‘Hikikomori’ is used for this.