DEAD SLOW AHEAD

By Mauro HERCE

CANARY ISLANDS CONNECTION - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2015

A revealing and hypnotic trip on board the freighter "Fair Lady", whose sailors are overwhelmed by an industrialized world in which they seem to be mere gears.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2015
European Cinema
Locarno 2015
Special Jury prize
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film, Epic
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FILIPINO
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mauro HERCE
    • Writer(s)
    • Mauro HERCE, Manuel MUÑOZ
    • Producer(s)
    • José a. ALAYÓN (EL VIAJE FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • A freighter crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its gears reveals the continuous movement of machinery devouring its workers: the last gestures of the old sailors’ trade disappearing under the mechanic and impersonal pace of 21st century neocapitalism. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species. Although we don’t know it, the engines are still running, unstoppable. DEAD SLOW AHEAD is a feverish and hallucinatory portrait of machinery that has overwhelmed the men living in it: they no longer know if they are operating the machine or if it is the other way round.
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