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DAY IS DONE

by Thomas Imbach

synopsis

A smokestack stubbornly pierces the sky. Trains rumble by down below. Lights come on in the buildings as night falls. There is a man behind the camera, looking for an image – of himself? Of the world? Of society? By day and night, in rain and snow, he stands filming at the window of his studio. Periodically we hear people leaving messages on his answering machine. They talk about the weather while on vacation and congratulate him on his birthday. His father dies, a child is born, the young family begins to fall apart. Time passes. Slowly the cityscape morphs into the inner landscape of the man behind the camera.

original title: Day Is Done
country: Switzerland
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2011
genre: documentary
directed by: Thomas Imbach
release date: DE 01/12/2011
screenplay: Thomas Imbach, Patrizia Stotz
cinematography by: Thomas Imbach
film editing: Gion-Reto Killias
music: Balz Bachmann
producer: Andrea Staka
production: Okofilm Productions GmbH, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, ARTE France
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