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More (1998)

A worker in a factory learns a lesson about life. When is enough?

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Mark Osborne

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Mark Osborne
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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A factory worker in a dark, gray world assembles devices that promise happiness. In his spare time he tinkers to create something better, and finally succeeds in perfecting his invention, which allows people to see life through rose-colored glasses. But he has to pay a price for his success. Written by Michael Jastram (http://jastram.de) <imdb@jastram.de>

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Included on the 1999 BroadcastDVD of "Film-Fest 2" See more »

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The film was re-edited and released as a music video for the song "Hell Bent" by Kenna. See more »

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References The Trial (1962) See more »

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Masterpiece!...
17 August 2001 | by oslojSee all my reviews

This is an absolutely astonishing short work concerning the meaning of life and what can not be manufactured in a synthetic factory. It presents a proletarian (in fantastic clay-mation) day in and day out, as he works in a factory assembly line building impersonal products to keep society happy. His dream is to one day create a new life affirming 'lense machine', for he is also an inventor with ingenuity.

In his struggles, he continues having glimpses of children playing around a merry-go-round and they are in vibrant color, while laughing and involved with joy. His dream is achieved, and then he becomes an over zealous capitalist who is sitting all alone in his skyscraper office, after directing the harsh void of the assembly line that manufactures his new product.

In the fleeting time that this short film runs, one gathers that it is something stupendous and magnificent, and the true satisfaction of creativity is not how many products one sells but the "fire that burns within"...

The song by the band 'NEW ORDER', is also melancholy, which adds to the ambiance, and is a joy to listen to.

Strongly recommended!

Look for it on Sci-Fi channel's "Exposure" or on PBS "High Intensity TV".


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