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O Panama

USA, 1985 (MIFF 1987, The Kitchen - Take 1)

Director: James Benning, Burt Barr

One man's longing to escape the confines and boredom of his life In this piece, we follow Willem Dafoe as he travels from the room he inhabits to an imaginary space.

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