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System failure : a man repeats the story of a prison stabbing as something goes wrong with the tape.

2000
Canada
3:30
Original language
English

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Credits

Direction
Donigan Cumming
Production
Donigan Cumming

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Stereo

Documentation

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"Stammering in front of the lens, a man tells of a mishap. The camera records his strory, framing his face from very close to, then moving slightly away, then returning to the original close-up of the opening shot. The strory then seems to carry on normally. However, without any apparence cut, the scene is shown to us played backwards, then the right way round once again. The loop is repeated in this way three consecutive times, finally giving rise to a false sequence shot lasting three minutes. At the same time, the sound rapidly dissociates itself from the picture. Although at first the monologue carries on normally when the scene is shown backwards, it is subsequently also played backwards or superimposed on the direct sound."

BOVEY, Christian. Visions du réel, [http://donigancumming.com/d_c/donc_home.html] (Consulted on september 15th 2009)

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Keywords
Story, Confession, Agression