A 12 year old boy and his single mother live parallel lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy's solitude is both a source of ... See full summary »
A post-apocalyptic story about a botched U.S. government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.
'Passage' achieves something truly special in telling the story of John Rae and his remarkable journeys. In recognising that there's more to a story than the story itself, John Walker blends established techniques to create a wonderful, rich hybrid documentary that paints a full picture of a man and his times, the lands he travelled through, the people he met and the struggles he endured. Walker's choices in switching narrative viewpoints, in sparing use of dramatic re-creation and in bringing the modern world face-to-face with the Victorian are the sign of a fine director at ease with his craft and one who credits his audience with the intelligence to follow his line. A landmark documentary.
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