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One Dau Trois 123

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Synopsis

Gilly Booth's film One Dau Trois (123) uses three languages, two countries and two principal actors to etch out a story of passion, control, power and indifference. It draws from styles and techniques of French avant-garde cinema. It thieves Godard's directorial devices (ad hoc dialogue, actors responding through ear-phone to director's questions) to construct a "documentary" love-story based less on Godard's claim that artifice lead to truth than the idea that artifice follows its own law. The characters have it tough: A and B can barely cope with their lines, and with the insistent interference of the camera, the director and the films stylistic pretensions. They try to act cool, and discuss serious topics (only to be inundated by graphics spouting French poststructuralism and an anarchist discussing her hairdresser). Caught in the purgatory of multiple digital video and 35mm endings, the enigma of the film is cruelly withheld - unless one is versed in semaphore.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
21 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Gilly Booth
Editor
Gilly Booth
Screenwriter
Gilly Booth
Director of Photography
Roland Denning
Sound
Pasha Shilov
Music
Sonoval
Principal Cast
Silvea Sacco, Fabrizio Campaiola

Production Company

Gilly Booth
59 Watermill Close
Ham
Richmond TW10 7UJ
UK

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UK

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