Fri 16 - Wed 21 Nov

La Mort en direct

Cert. 15

Classics

Death Watch

128 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA/GER | 1980 | dir. Bertrand Tavernier, with Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton

Set in the near future, Bertrand Tavernier’s film is surprisingly prophetic in the way it reflects on film as voyeurism and simulacrum, foreshadowing reality TV and CCTV. Diagnosed with a terminal disease, in a world where illness is rare, Katherine (Romy Schneider) sells the TV rights to her death, but then hides, just to be unwittingly filmed by the one person she trusts, Roddy (Harvey Keitel) who happens to have cameras implanted behind his eyes. And so the show begins…

See also 3 Days in Quiberon

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