STAND UP

By Joseph Pierce
UK/ 2008/ 6’50/ Rotoscopy
Production: National Film and Television School

Told through a single stand-up comedy routine, John J Jones performs to an unforgiving audience. As he loses their interest, his body rebels against him, and the truth behind the one-liners leaks through the cracks. This is car-crash comedy at its most compulsive.

John J. Jones, un homme aussi quelconque que son nom, s’essaie au stand up dans un pub anglais typique avec plus ou moins de succès. Au fur et à mesure de sa prestation, il enclenche des fous rires, provoque des moments de gêne et tombe dans un bide catastrophique. Le public, quant à lui, se révèle progressivement offusqué et impitoyable jusqu’à le huer.

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