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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Sunday May 26, 2002
06:09 PM

fear for the job and loathing for the customers

[ #5229 ]
Dear Log,

«Plastic Wolves, a first film by Caradog James. This is a Welsh Glengarry Glen Ross, stunningly acted by an amateur cast, mainly the director's schoolmates. The action takes place in a call centre, where employees who miss their sales targets are subjected to escalating degrees of humiliation. These range from having a balloon tied to your neck for every hour of failure to being forced to come to work in a dress. Language is brutal, foul and bigoted. Yet it was not the product of the director's mind; James wrote the script by scribbling it down verbatim from conversations he overheard while working in a call centre. The sweaty atmosphere reeks of fear for the job and loathing for the customers. You believe every word of it.»

--at the end of an article about the Oberhausen short film festival

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