GenreShort, Drama NarratorWerner Herzog Duration LanguageEnglish
CastWerner Herzog Release dateSeptember 7, 2009 (2009-09-07) (Venice Film Festival) WriterRamin Bahrani, Jenni Jenkins (story), Ramin Bahrani (story) Similar moviesRelated Ramin Bahrani movies
Plastic Bag is a short film directed by Ramin Bahrani. The film features the voice of German filmmaker Werner Herzog and an original score by Kjartan Sveinsson of the Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós. Plastic Bag premiered as the opening night film of Corto Cortissimo in the Venice Film Festival. It later screened at Telluride and the New York Film Festival. The film is part of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) online series Futurestates and was produced by Noruz Films and Gigantic Pictures.
In a not too distant future, a Plastic Bag (voice of Werner Herzog) goes on an epic journey in search of its lost Maker, wondering if there is any point to life without her. The Bag encounters strange creatures, brief love in the sky, a colony of prophetic torn bags on a fence and the unknown. To be with its own kind, the Bag goes deep under the oceans into 500 nautical miles (930 km) of spinning garbage known as the North Pacific Trash Vortex.
Corto Cortissimo, Venice Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection, New York Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection, Telluride Film Festival, 2009
Official Selection, South by Southwest Film Festival, 2010