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Waiting for a lucky break in the movie business, a young Frenchman works as a stringer in New York.

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Klaus Biedermann

Writer:

Jean-Paul Jody
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Cast

Credited cast:
Burt Reynolds ... Wolko
Elie Semoun ... Filo
Christina Perry Christina Perry
Jean-Michel Martial Jean-Michel Martial
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanessa Aspillaga ... Dolores
Margaret Emery ... Dancer
Edie Falco ... TV Producer
Anna Levine ... Ashley
Yvette Mercedes Yvette Mercedes ... Nosy Neighbor
Veronica Milagros ... Dancer (as Veronica Diaz) (credit only)
Mark A. Swinson Mark A. Swinson ... Le Videur 2
Mark Tchelistcheff Mark Tchelistcheff ... The Cowboy
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Waiting for a lucky break in the movie business, a young Frenchman works as a stringer in New York.

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Mercenaries of the information, they track the scoop the death, the madness.

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Jean-Paul Jody's Home page

Country:

France

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English | French

Release Date:

29 September 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La mort en direct See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dark, melancholy look at the worst side of "stringer" journalism
3 December 1999 | by SamYotixSee all my reviews

Filo (E. Semoun), fresh from the film academy, is looking for a job. He does find one: Working as a stringer for the cynical Wolko (B. Reynolds), his job is to be at the sites of accidents, fires, rapes and robberies before the police. And to film raped women, burning firemen, dying supermarket guards and car crash victim, no helping allowed, no mercy given: The camera must stay on its victim no matter what. Slowly, he is becoming crazier, caught in the maelstrom of voyeurism and the lure of quick cash. As his girlfriend struggles to keep their relationship intact, his boss Wolko demands ever more sensational images... A bitter examination of the worst side of so-called journalism, created by a very good (though largely unknown) team.


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