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Death Watch (La mort en direct)

Rating:PG
Genre:Drama, SciFi/Fantasy
Release Date:January 1, 1980
Running time:128 minutes
Cast:Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Therese Liotard, Max von Sydow
Director:Bertrand Tavernier
Writer:David Compton, David Rayfiel

Description: Director Bertrand Tavernier provides an unexpected feminist slant to the otherwise standard sci-fi trappings of Death Watch. Harvey Keitel plays a man of the future who has had a camera implanted in his brain. The mechanism, which is endowed with special X-ray properties, is activated by the user's eyes. Keitel is assigned by ruthless TV producer Harry Dean Stanton to secretly probe the subconscious of a dying woman, played by Romy Schneider. Stanton is only interested in the grim spectacle of what goes on inside the brain of someone who knows she's doomed. Keitel, on the other hand, becomes increasingly compassionate--and disgusted by the tawdriness of his assignment--as he stares into Schneider's tortured psyche.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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