Christie Malry's Own Double Entry
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.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 90 mins
- Paul Tickell
- Bob Hubar, Denis Wigman, Terry Glinwood
- Chris Wyatt
- Simon Bent (Based on the novel by B.S. Jonson)
- Director of Photography
- Reineier von Brummelen
- Carlo Thoss
- Luke Haines
- Principal Cast
- Nick Moran, Kate Ashfield, Neil Stuke, Shirley Anne Field
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Last updated 26th November 2005