Stroke

Stroke

Release date:

1992

Running time:

15 minutes

Formats:

Available on VHS

Closed Captioned:

No

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This black comedy about the stress caused by our growing technological environment chronicles the plight of Nathan Thompson, a highly driven 39-year-old executive. In an effort to make his life more efficient, Nathan has furnished his apartment with a variety of modern communication devices. But one evening after suffering a sudden stroke, those same devices not only preventhim from getting help, but also expose the degree to which he has isolated himself from his friends and family.

Award(s): Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 1993 "Un certain regard" section.

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