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Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism.
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Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism.

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Based on the true story of Elvia Cortez, although some of the individual details have been changed. The bomb itself is almost identical in appearance to the actual one around Cortez's neck. See more »

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One of the great films of our century.
30 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a working actor actor in Los Angeles and being involved in film and theatre since the age of 7. This last week I was fortunate enough to view a piece of cinematic history called PVC-1.

I watched the movie at the LA Greek festival and I found myself in awe. Not only the director had the ability to shoot the entire movie in a continuous shot of 87 min but in those 87 min he had the ability to capture the audience's heart. With subtle movements of the camera he was able to express raw and electrifying emotions.

As a friend of mine described it with tears in his eyes after we were leaving the auditorium:" I haven't felt so human in years". There is something glorifying in achieving catharsis through a movie, something that many theoreticians believe it's only achievable in the theatre or opera. But Mr. Stathoulopoulos did it. And when i heard him speak about his film later that day i understood how he was able to do it.

It wasn't his superb knowledge of technical matters or breathtaking ability of steady cam usage, but the simple fact that he cares about his fellow humans. With a mixture of humility and the self confidence possessed only by those who know that they are destined to succeed Mr.Stathoulopoulos explained the inspirational force behind PVC-1.

Im not a critic and i never had the intention of being one, but i've being watching movies since i can remember. Fortunately i was raised on Fellini, Visconti and Kurosava and i can say with confidence that all three of them would have generously applauded PVC- 1.

Thanks once more to the director and artists involved in the production. it was an experience i will cherish for the rest of my life.


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