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Catastrophe (2000)

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A stage director and his female assistant find the blackest protagonist possible, then make him up as white as possible, to create the titular character.

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One of Samuel Beckett's shortest plays. A director and his assistant prepare an aged man for a public spectacle for a political purpose. The play was dedicated to the Czech dissident Vaclev Havel and was recently revived by the director and scientist Stephen Armourae as part of his 'New Blood' Theatre Season. The role of the aged protagonist was shared between Armourae and the actress Rosanna Hoult as a means of subverting Beckett's messages till further by presenting either Armourae or the very pretty Rosanna as the supposedly aged man as described in Beckett's text: Armourae and Hoult have worked as models. Written by filmweaver

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Far from a disaster...
17 July 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Not exactly what I was expecting from the final performance of John Gielgud, but nonetheless a captivating short film with Harold Pinter at his dominating best.

At first, it's difficult to know what this is really all about, but a few key glances from Gielgud let the viewer in on the secret of this apparent voyeuristic fantasy. Not for everyone I'll admit, but worth a look when it appears in the TV schedul


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