Earworm (1996)

43 min, Video, Hi 8, Super 8.

A young traveller returns to discover his roots in the former East Germany.  On his arrival, he finds a town gripped by a mysterious affliction.  Finding a straight answer proves difficult until he meets a group of anarchist karaoke enthusiasts, who not only suffer from the virus – which causes a strange addiction to the throbbing beat of karaoke music and a taste for sucking the inner ear out of unsuspecting victims – but have learned to love it.  Our hero slowly realizes that he, too, has become infected with this affliction.