Doku: Abel raises Cain – Die Geschichte eines Pro-Hoaxers


(Youtube Direkthoaxer, via Wooster)

Mein Vater war Ausbilder in der Kupferschmiedewerkstadt einer großen Chemie-Firma. Väter von Freunden sind Architekten, Beamte auf dem Arbeitsamt oder Restaurant-Besitzer. Über die kann man Filme drehen, die werden aber wahrscheinlich nicht so interessant, wie Jenny Abels Dokumentation „Abel raises Cain“ über ihren Vater Alan, einen laut seiner Website „professional Hoaxer“. Das reisst mich zwar nicht ganz so sehr vom Hocker, wie Eels Doku über seinen Quantenforschervater, ist aber immer noch wundervoll genug.

ABEL RAISES CAIN is an unprecedented glimpse into the life and bizarre career of infamous underground media prankster, Alan Abel. Over the past half-century, Abel has made a name for himself several times over with stunts that are just ridiculous enough to be believable, especially to a media that feeds on salacious, far-fetched stories. Alan's daughter, Jenny, tells her firsthand account of what it was like growing up with this lovable but slightly demented prankster for a father. ABEL RAISES CAIN takes the audience on a roller coaster ride through the myriad of elaborate hoaxes and schemes that Abel pulled off over the years, all of which were designed to provoke and amuse...while at the same time, make people question everything that they see, hear and read.

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Film-Website „Abel raises Cain“