A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

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In a world where reality and entertainment are continuously colliding, Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Bill Guttentag's feature debut Live! follows ABN network president Katy Courbet and up-and-coming documentary filmmaker Rex as inspiration strikes to create the most daring reality program ever. The show is Russian Roulette, network style, with contestants competing for five million dollars on-air, complete with loaded guns. As seen through the lens of a documentary film crew, Live! examines the competitive and often gut-wrenching world of television production, where everyone from the crew to the contestants to the network brass becomes engulfed in a ratings battle to the top-a battle where questions of morality, ethics and sheer will lead to a darkly humorous and unforgettable outcome. Written by producers

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Rated R for some violent content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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1 November 2007 (Netherlands)  »

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Early on, Katy mentions the decapitations of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. The first name should be Louis XVI, who died January 21, 1793. By then, Louis XIV (September 5, 1638 - September 1, 1715) had been dead for 77 years. See more »

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Written by Leslie Mills and Chris Pelcer
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5 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was great, but I'm not a fan of reality shows at all. "Live" raised questions I think we need to think about. How far are we willing to go for fame? It raises the questions on fame vs life etc. I loved how it played like any other reality show but showed how sometimes the choices we make in life for attention can be devastating to us and everyone around us. I remember watching "Running Man" a few years back and thinking that the events that entertained the audiences in that film could very well be a reality in a few years. People might be entertained by watching people murder each other for sport. I saw a preview version of "Live" and anxiously awaited it's release. I was so surprised it came and went and I don't remember seeing a single preview trailer. "Live" was a great example to show humanity that reality TV may not be the best form of entertainment. I give it at least 7 stars.


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