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Night Work

UK, 1998 (MIFF 1999, Fiction)

Director: Miranda Pennell

A highly original film about five characters working in an alienating office seen in a cycle of 24 hours. As the camera travels from managers to a night-shift cleaner, the characters' inner voices are interwoven and set up against a meticulously designed hyper-real environment. This interaction of sound and vision creates a chaotic but tempting world of loneliness strivings, fears, and desires. Masterfully conceived and controlled, Night Work is a cinematic journey.

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