An animated short about a regular guy, The Man Without Qualities follows an anonymous Everyman from his birth to his grave. It is also a play on pictorial conventions; all the images in the film were made from sampled or homemade pictograms. This highly symbolic, global visual language was constructed to relay information in a direct and no-nonsense manner, which makes it easy to identify with the character in the movie. Taken together, these rudimentary illustrations turn into a complex narrative about a man of flesh and blood.
The Man Without Qualities is part of the short film project The Magnificent Six, produced by Filmform with support from Foundation Culture of the Future, Swedish Film Institute and SVT – Swedish Television Documentary, Short Film.Rent this work for public screenings