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Le réveil (1996)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  May 1996 (France)
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It's 6:20 a.m. The camera pans a slew of alarm clocks that start to ring simultaneously, all set to awaken a solitary middle-aged man. The alarms are elaborate: in addition to traditional ... See full summary »

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It's 6:20 a.m. The camera pans a slew of alarm clocks that start to ring simultaneously, all set to awaken a solitary middle-aged man. The alarms are elaborate: in addition to traditional clocks, horns blow, bright lights flash, and a pot even blows smoke at the sleeper. After several minutes, the bed itself finally bounces him to his feet and he begins to make his way through his house, slowly, keeping only a step ahead of things falling, or cutting through the air head high. He grabs his coat, shambles out the door - and it becomes apparent why it is he must wake up. These surprising duties completed, it's time for an espresso. It arrives like clockwork, right on schedule. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Let me see it again!!
16 November 1999 | by (Atlanta and San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I first saw this wonderful little short at the SF Int'l. Film Festival in 1997. It's BRILLIANTLY staged! The Rube Goldberg Device from HELL! Though some purists might find it too "stagey," it's climax could only happen on film! And it is the nearly miraculous timing of this climax which left me gasping over the previous 6 minutes!

I hope to get to see this again sometime, somewhere! Thank you Wajnberg!! Jay


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