'The Subsidiary' Is a Chilling Experimental, Fragmented Tale About the Evils of Corporate Power

'The Subsidiary' Is a Chilling Experimental, Fragmented Tale About the Evils of Corporate Power

By Subashini Navaratnam

The lights go off in a subsidiary office; the phone lines go down and the exits are closed off. What happens next is told by an employee keeping records via rubber stamps. 5 Dec 2016 // 1:15 AM

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Dazed and Confused: Criterion Collection (1993)

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// Moving Pixels

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