iXième – Journal d'un prisonnier
Fiction, 105 min.
|Title E:||A Prisoner's Diary|
by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, Stéphane Blok
Switzerland, August 2003
Poetic and visually arresting, mockumentary “iXieme” records the last 200 days of a prisoner's house arrest, before he disappears. Electronically tagged with a chip, prisoner and protagonist Eric Suger is confined to his four walls in an anonymous high rise. His only contact to the outside world consists of visits from his talkative parole officer, a couple of friends and, as Suger descends into increasing loneliness, from prostitutes. Shot on digi camera, longing and alienation are expertly conveyed through striking imagery and sound effects. The filmmakers make subtle and often humorous critiques of an atomized society where everything is available online apart from true companionship and love.
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World Premiere: August 2003
Original Version: French, Digi Beta, VideoTransfer, 105 min.
Louise Productions s.à.r.l., Momentum Production, Productions Les Hérétiques, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Producer: Heinz Dill, Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, Stéphane Blok
Executive Producer: Heinz Dill
Editing: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
Sound: Fred Kohler
Music: Stéphane Blok
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- Locarno, Festival del film Locarno, Golden Leopard Video C.P. Company 2003