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The Way Things Go

Switzerland, 1987 (MIFF 1988)

Director: Peter Fischli, David Weiss

Inside a warehouse a precarious structure 70-100 feet long constructed from various items is set into motion via a chain reaction So begins a story about cause and effect, mechanism and art, improbability and precision.

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