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The Adman

UK, 1979 (MIFF 1980, Programme 61)

Director: Mike Alexander

John, a successful advertising executive, leads an outwardly full and satisfying existence: at work with his partner Andrew, and assistant Julie — at home with his friend Anna. But his well-ordered routine is suddenly shattered when he is the lone witness to a violent robbery. After confrontations with Cameron (the detective in charge of the case), with the robber and with Anna, John finds his personal and business relationships undermined, and his outlook on life permanently changed.

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