Chain

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As regional character disappears and corporate culture shapes our environment, it's increasingly hard to tell where you are. In Chain, malls, theme parks, hotels and highways across the globe are joined into one "superlandscape." Two characters appear: one is a businessperson sent out to study theme park prospects; the other is a young drifter, surviving on the fringes of a mall. The feature film mixes documentary and narrative to tell their stories. -- © Antidote Films

Cast

Tarik O'Regan
as Currency Trader
Rick Aquino
as Piano Store Salesman
Douglas A. Scocco
as Piano Store Salesman
Bill Stuckey
as TV Announcer
Minda Martin
as Amanda's Half Sister
Robert C. Gibson
as Motel Manager
Anne Truitt
as Woman in Car and Parking Lot
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Critic Reviews for Chain

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

What might have been highly effective as a nonfiction short is extended way beyond its dramatic possibilities, and the narrative structure Cohen has devised adds little to the overall effect.

Oct 5, 2005

A hypnotically involving film based on the genuinely novel idea of stitching together shots taken over a six-year period in 11 American states and six countries.

Sep 16, 2005 | Full Review…
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Jem Cohen's visually haunting film deliberately blurs the lines between fiction, documentary and cinematic essay.

Sep 14, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

It's still thought-provoking, but not quite as profound as it pretends to be.

Sep 14, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4

A dreamlike travelogue that transforms a mundane world into something strange and new.

Sep 13, 2005 | Full Review…

Both Nikaido and her untrained co-star, Mira Billotte, do too good a job at portraying ennui and Chain suffers as much as it succeeds from it.

Jan 5, 2007 | Full Review…

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