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A university professor is fascinated with humankind's history of violent self-destruction.

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J.G. Ballard (novel), Michael Kirby | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Victor Slezak ... Travis Talbert
Anna Juvander Anna Juvander ... Karen Novotny
Michael Kirby ... Dr. Nathan
Mariko Takai ... Nurse Nagamatsu
Robert Patrick Brink Robert Patrick Brink ... Vaughn Koester (as Robert Brink)
Diane Grotke Diane Grotke ... Catherine
Caroline McGee Caroline McGee ... Margaret
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... Captain Webster
Tom Constantine Tom Constantine ... Pilot
Jeremy Graham Jeremy Graham ... Patient
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Eddie Daniels
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Travis Talbert, a university professor is fascinated with humankind's history of violent self-destruction. Joining with his colleague, Dr.Nathan and his lover, Talbert begins staging elaborate reenactments of humanity's most grotesque and infamous acts against itself. While Talbert ponders using his talents to begin World War III as the ultimate nihilist statement. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wystawa potworności See more »

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High hopes dashed
11 June 2006 | by p-summerhayesSee all my reviews

As a long-time Ballard fan I was looking forward to seeing this on DVD release. The book is the densest but also most oblique setting out of his ideas. How could this be captured on film? The director tries too hard to remain faithful to the structure of the novel(strange that this should be a criticism but film is just so different - I was left wondering what a more straight-forward narrative would have brought, compare with 'The Unforgettable Lightness Of Being' which was a successful adaptation).

What really damns the film though is the truly appalling acting throughout the film. Actors read lines that they obviously don't understand and make Ballard's intriguing prose seem quite trite. I recognise that Ballardian characters are often two dimensional - more cipher than flesh-and-blood people - but how did the actors manage to reduce the dimensions further?! The direction was generally dull and plodding, like something I would have seen at the ICA back in the 80s, ponderousness masquerading for insight.

Back to the book ...........


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