Haiku Tunnel is a frenetic office comedy about a neurotic male secretary who is a terrific temp but a horrible perm. When his new boss (a tax attorney who just may be Satan) gives him 17 very important letters to mail out, he doesn't, and the ensuing complications bring him face-to-face with a lifetime of personal demons. Written by
Laugh out loud in times of despair amd follow Josh to freedom.
Haiku Tunnel was scheduled for its premier screening the weekend just after 9/11, the disaster. What unfortunate timing for this creative existential joy. The San Francisco theatre was packed and the audience laughed out loud with release and pleasure in protagonist Kornbluth's efforts to get by in his temp work under the evil eye of The Lawyer boss.
With a little help - and distraction - from his friends, Josh succeeds in satisfying our urge to cheer for the underdog while we laugh and groan at his self-defeating tactics to be creative in spite of the temp's office routine. This is also one of the funniest representations of the stereotypical lawyer as evil, secretary pool people as party pals, and the artist must create or implode - which ultimately challenges every existential angst Kirkegaard et al could have
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