Before Big Brother there was Death Watch.
Media mogul Vincent Ferriman (Harry Dean Stanton) wants to create the most popular reality television show ever. He cajoles journalist Roddy (Harvey Keitel) into having cameras implanted in his eyes and sets him on the trail of terminally ill Katherine Mortenhoe (Romy Schneider), but this unwitting celebrity has other ideas.
Shot in Glasgow in 1979/80, Bertrand Tavernier s prescient cult sci-fi noir has been completely digitally restored and is ripe for rediscovery.
Extras include extended interviews, rarely seen production still shots and much more.
Awards and Accreditations:
Nominated for Golden Bear at 1980 Berlin Film Festival.
Nominated for 5 Césars in 1981, including Best Cinematography, Editing, Music Written for a Film, Sound and Writing Original or Adaptation.
Romy Schneider won Best Performance in a Foreign Film at 1982 Sant Jordi Awards.