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The Watchmaker


The Watchmaker




CATALOGUE TEXT
Mechanical clocks may be out of fashion, but they give the charismatic protagonist of this short portrait something to hold on to in his life. He spends all his time repairing them in his modest flat. When he advances with precise movements to replace nearly invisible elements it looks like open heart surgery. The camera as an attentive observer and the ticking clock hands define the borders of his personal philosophy, which owes more to his experience of life than to functioning devices.

Lars Meyer
Credits
Original Title: The Watchmaker
Country: UK
Year: 2016
Language: English
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 9 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Marie-Cécile Embleton
Producer: Marie-Cécile Embleton, Seemab Gul
Cinematographer: Marie-Cécile Embleton
Editor: Romain Beck
Sound: Andrej Bako
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