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Public Domain (2003)

A dark, wryly funny film about a game show run by smug pseudo-intellectuals that awards money to the contestant with the most pathetic life. The "contestants" are unaware they're even ... See full summary »

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A dark, wryly funny film about a game show run by smug pseudo-intellectuals that awards money to the contestant with the most pathetic life. The "contestants" are unaware they're even playing the game: the show's producers infiltrate houses, install surveillance cameras and broadcast footage for viewers to judge in such existential categories as doubt, alienation and disillusionment. A biting critique of the culture of surveillance as entertainment. Written by Kris Lefcoe

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24 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was a terribly dark and funny look at the media. Though it is not a movie for everyone, I do encourage cinephiles to seek it out. It is a brave movie, with absolutely addictive characters. Don McKellar gives one of his best performances as a dry humored, sleazy, but lovable- reminiscent of Peter Sellers. Nicole De Bouer is the quintessential eighties new wave girl- she nails her performance right down to the dancing. Nadia Litz is shockingly good (I had seen her in Love That Boy- she is 100% different in this movie- like a petite Jennifer Connolly). All in all, I am surprised that this film did not get more attention. Though perhaps people found it too disturbing and bleak- which it is- but also funny as hell. I loved it and recommend it to people who like to laugh at humanities darker side. The film maker Kris Lefcoe should be one to watch.


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