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The Zero Hour

March 6, 2013

“Movies are a world of fragments” said Jean-Luc Goddard and Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks have taken him literally in their play “The Zero Hour” at Warwick Arts. Picture the scene: we are watching a large cinema screen with a live image inter-cut from two cameras behind this screen which we can see as doors open in the screen revealing three frames with the actors speaking in German, Russian and English, acting for takes in scenes from the whole movie directed in Chinese. 

It all looks absolutely magical and comes together a lot better than it all sounds but this play is a triumph of form over content in an incredibly ambitious production. Best multi-platform theatre that I have ever seen. We lost interest though because once we got past the magic of the form, the characters and story are just not interesting enough for all of this effort.



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