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Death Watch (1980)
"La mort en direct" (original title)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  April 1982 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Thérèse Liotard ...
Tracey
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Gerald Mortenhoe (as Max Von Sydow)
Caroline Langrishe ...
Girl in the Bar
William Russell ...
Dr.Mason (as William Russel)
Vadim Glowna ...
Harry Graves
Eva Maria Meineke ...
Dr.Klausen
Bernhard Wicki ...
Katherine's Dad (as Bernard Wicki)
Freddie Boardley ...
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Limosine driver
Julian Hough ...
Young doctor
Peter Kelly ...
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Boyd Nelson ...
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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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Katherine Mortenhoe: Everything's of interest, but nothing matters.
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One of Romy Schneider's greatest films.
7 February 2000 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film at the age of seven, I was left highly impressed. From that moment on, Death Watch (La Mort en Direct) has been one of my favourite films. Although there are some weaker moments (a dull voice-over from a supporting actress, a climax that does not really hit the spot, French opening titles) the acting, the dialogues, haunting soundtrack and the charisma of Schneider and Keitel make watching this film a very good experience. Credit also to the director of photography and his camera crew, whose wonderful style may remind you of Dean Cundey's work on Halloween (1978).


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