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16mm. Col. and B&W. 59 mins.

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featuring Robert Ratti

Killing a human being "in cold blood" requires unique mental preparation and single-minded determination.

To pull the trigger a second time may be easier, but the moments between the shots must be calculatingly controlled, the precision of "getting it right" must be sustained.

Representing this tormenting tapestry of emotion, the arts of acting and moviemaking become a tug-of-war between reality and imagination.

A lifetime of regrets, anguish, confusion and frustration may erupt in the fleeting moments between the takes.

In this film writer/director Peter Tammer explores the FEAR OF THE DARK through the person of the actor Robert Ratti, holding together the hopes and fears of the performer who is facing survival on a day-to-day basis for the opportunity to work in the future.

This visual fantasy confronts a level of consciousness we've all touched, reminding us that we were not alone in the dark, facing a reality we dare not imagine.

"There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet,
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works of days and hands...."

(T.S.Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock)








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