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Christie Malry's Own Double Entry

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Synopsis

Christie Malry is a simple man. He lives with his mother and works in a bank. He discovers the principles of Double Entry Book-Keeping, for every Debit there must be a Credit, and the picture becomes clear: Debit Christie for offence received, Credit society for offence given.

Christie opens his account with society and the reckoning begins, all accounts to be settled in full. His mother dies, he gets a girlfriend, the future looks bright. He starts to make the books balance with seemingly trivial acts of vandalism, but the clearer Christie sees the more he is owed and his actions escalate and all the while he remains in the eyes of the world a lowly clerk. Christie Malry is unstoppable but is brought to book in the end with bitter irony.

With Christie's discovery of Double Entry we are thrown back in time to 15th century Italy and the inventor of modern accounting, a Dominican priest Fra Luca Pacioli. The past and present interweave.

This is a black comedy, a fable for our time. Christie is the logical conclusion of a society devoted to money and its acquistion at all costs.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Paul Tickell
Producer
Bob Hubar, Denis Wigman, Terry Glinwood
Editor
Chris Wyatt
Screenwriter
Simon Bent (Based on the novel by B.S. Jonson)
Director of Photography
Reineier von Brummelen
Sound
Carlo Thoss
Music
Luke Haines
Principal Cast
Nick Moran, Kate Ashfield, Neil Stuke, Shirley Anne Field

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Production Company

Movie Masters CVR Kasander Film Co.
C/O Vine International Pictures

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Company

Vine International Pictures
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