NACHTSCHATTEN BDSM/Fetisch Film Festival
NACHTSCHATTEN BDSM/Fetisch Film Festival

In The Dark

Sado Opera – In The Dark
Country Germany Length 5 minutes
Year 2018 Director Rory Midhani
Language Subtitles
Screenings June 21, 10pm (reservation)
(in section “Animated Smut”) June 23, 6pm (reservation)


Beyond the glare of streetlights, neon signs and policemen, there’s another world taking shape in the shadows and the music gets louder as you approach. “In the Dark” is the latest erotic odyssey from queer Russian music collective SADO OPERA, conceived as a tribute to one of their favorite hangouts in their home base of Berlin, sex club Ficken3000. Of course, there’s no photography permitted in the dark little heavens of Berlin’s queer clubs, so Rory Midhani comes to the rescue for the song’s cheeky new music video. The artist recreates various lewd and luscious club scenes using cardboard puppets – complete with string and capture the thrusting and stroking effectively – to paint you a picture. identities outside and beyond binary gender, a playful tribute to the diversity of queer bodies, an homage to the venues and scenes that welcome them with loving arms.

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