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Los Feliz 3 | ‘It Came From Outside the U.S.’ Series
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In English and French with English subtitles.
“Offbeat sci-fi that uncannily prefigures the rise of reality TV.” – Total Film
A highly acclaimed French production, DEATH WATCH was directed by the great Bertrand Tavernier and filmed on location in Glasgow, Scotland. The story is part human drama and part futuristic cautionary tale, focusing on terminally ill Katherine (Romy Schneider) and Roddy (Harvey Keitel), who, after having a camera implanted into his brain, is hired by the producer of the TV series Death Watch to film a documentary of Katherine without her knowledge. Both deeply moving and a fascinating look at society in decay, this is a must-see film, and one made even more poignant knowing that star Romy Schneider herself died tragically only two years later. Also starring Harry Dean Stanton, Max von Sydow and Robbie Coltrane.
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