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Death Watch (1980)

La mort en direct (original title)
R | | Drama, Sci-Fi | April 1982 (USA)
Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Thérèse Liotard ...
Tracey
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Gerald Mortenhoe (as Max Von Sydow)
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Girl in the Bar
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Dr.Mason (as William Russel)
Vadim Glowna ...
Harry Graves
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Dr.Klausen
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Katherine's Dad (as Bernard Wicki)
Freddie Boardley ...
Technician
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Limosine driver
Julian Hough ...
Young doctor
Peter Kelly ...
Technician
Boyd Nelson ...
Policeman
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Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run on the popular TV series, "Death Watch"... Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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She's the target of every eye...including eyes only science could create.

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Trivia

At one point of the film, the character played by Max von Sydow tells some historical facts about the Medieval French composer Robert De Bauleac while listening to one of his work on a record player. When the film was released, a good number of music lovers tried to get a copy of the very same record in specialized stores which could never provide any for a very good reason: Robert De Bauleac has never existed and the composition heard in the film is none other than Antoine Duhamel's work. However the concerned peace of music, "Robert De Bauleac's Lament", has been since available as part of the complete movie soundtrack. See more »

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Katherine Mortenhoe: Everything's of interest, but nothing matters.
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References The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) See more »

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For The Love Of The Golden City
Written by Antoine Duhamel, Produced by Gabriel Boustiani
Performed by The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Performed by Roger Mason
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great film
26 February 2000 | by (san Francisco,CA) – See all my reviews

I don't know if it is on video, but I wish I could watch this film again, after 20 years the idea still feels fresh and alive. even though there is truman show, it is not even getting close to the greatness of this film. Today, I have told a writer who is working on a cyberfilm script, to go watch this film first. technology is only a tool (most scifi films tend to forget) in telling the story of 2 suffering souls. The humans are not lost behind the scifi gimmicks, the film is about us humans. watch this film, you really won't be disappoi


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