Plastic Bag (film)

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Plastic Bag
Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Produced by Adam Spielberg
Ramin Bahrani
Written by Ramin Bahrani
Jenni Jenkins
Starring Werner Herzog
Music by Kjartan Sveinsson
Release date
  • September 7, 2009 (2009-09-07) (Venice Film Festival)
Running time
18 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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 [1] and Gigantic Pictures.[2]


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.



  1. ^ Plastic Bag at Noruz Films, Inc.
  2. ^ Plastic Bag at Gigantic Pictures

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