Chain (2005)

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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
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
Runtime:
Studio:
Gravity Hill Films

Cast

Miho Nikaido
as Tamiko
Mira Billotte
as Amanda
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)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

October 4, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
Variety
Top Critic

Jem Cohen's visually haunting film deliberately blurs the lines between fiction, documentary and cinematic essay.

September 14, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 14, 2005
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 13, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Chain

two women shackled by corporate commercial culture, one inside and one out. brilliant idea and nicely told through minimalist cinematography. Pros: Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Cons: these shots seem way too fucking familiar.

Brock Snyder
Brock Snyder

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