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The Attendant

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Synopsis

Memory mixes with desire as a museum attendant is caught up in sado-masochistic fantasies inspired by a 19th Century painting of slaves in chains called 'Scene on the Coast of Africa'. The man remembers his past as a singer and delivers Dido's lament from Purcell's opera.
Official Selection Berlinale 2019 - Panorama 40

Details

Year
1993
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
8 mins
Director
Isaac Julien
Producer
Mark Nash
Editor
James Bygrave, Robert Hargreaves
Screenwriter
Isaac Julien, Mark Nash
Director of Photography
Nina Kellgren
Production Designer
Mick Hurd
Sound
Trevor Mathison, Edward George
Music
Gary Butcher, Jimmy Somerville
Principal Cast
Thomas Baptiste, Cleo Sylvestre, John Wilson

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Last updated 4th February 2019

Production Company

A Normal Films, Channel 4 Television Corporation production

Normal Films
c/o Isaac Julien Studio
Manon Schwich
Ground Floor
Hutley Wharf
29 Branch Place
London
N1 5PW
+44 (0)20 7837 7097
manon@isaacjulien.com

Mark Nash
markgnash@gmail.com