Breakdown

Canada, 1977

Film
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A fictional film about two people and a salamander. The car they are travelling in collapses unceremoniously on the road to Montreal. Finding a mechanic in the quiet countryside is never easy, but here the problem is compounded by linguistic misunderstandings. Eventually the car runs again, but one of the passengers refuses to run along.

Credits

producer

Vladimir Valenta

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:25:37:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32253

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Language and culture

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language and culture

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Linguistics

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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