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“The best dystopian sci-fi you’ve never seen”
“An exciting tale about self-respect and personal autonomy in a society where privacy and personal identity are being steadily eroded and it’s as topical today as when it was made”
“It is a prescient but lugubrious sci-fi satire about reality television, though a more low-key satire can hardly be imagined”
“A true cult classic”
Bertrand Tavernier, France 1980, 15, 91mins
Before Big Brother there was Death Watch.
Media mogul Vincent Ferriman (Harry Dean Stanton) wants to create the most popular reality television show ever. He cajoles journalist Roddy (Harvey Keitel) into having cameras implanted in his eyes and sets him on the trail of terminally ill Katherine Mortenhoe (Romy Schneider), but this unwitting celebrity has other ideas.