In Comparison revisits issues explored in the director's 2007 two channel installation Comparison Via a Third. Spanning continents and cultures, the film focuses on the brick in its many ... See full summary »
Images from the films of Robert Bresson and Jean Genet as well as documentaries of the Nazi period exist in dialogue with discarded surveillance recordings from maximum-security prisons in the United States.
This is a very interesting documentary that shows several simulation situations: some nurses prepare for birth assistance with a mannequin; cars doors are tested by robots opening and closing the doors on and on, washing machines are tested receiving blows and vibrations, a matrix is tested by getting permanent pressure; some people practice for making work interviews; two old ladies dance without music. One scene follows the other with no explanation, no voice over, no interviews, no talking heads, building a simulated universe in which real actions don't have a place. This simulation world gets stranger and stranger as the film develops. Very good.
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