In a land without light, the sudden appearance of a strange, illuminated object causes a stir among the inhabitants. The puppet animation tells a peculiar parable about the shortcomings of human behaviour, coming to the conclusion that in a world full of egoism and greed, there will be no winner.
The German twins Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein combine classical puppet animation, claymation and computer animation to create their own unique style. Their film Balance won an Academy Award for best animated short. The Lauenstein brothers also started writing screenplays and directing their very own full-length movies: LUIS and the Aliens (2018) and Marnies World (2019).