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The Bet

USA, 1968 (MIFF 1969, Programme 23)

Director: Ron Waller

Wouldn't you bet that if a man lived alone in a room without contact with the world outside, not even knowing day from night, he would go mad? The man himself believes it will help him improve his mind.

Based on a short story by Chekhov, this film uses editing experiments and a good deal of other inventiveness to portray what goes on in a human mind on the border between sanity and madness.

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