VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

CERTAIN KIND OF DEATH

V' 03

A CERTAIN KIND OF DEATH

Blue Hadaegh, Grover Babcock
USA, 2003
Documentaries, 69min, OF

A CERTAIN KIND OF DEATH

Blue Hadaegh, Grover Babcock
USA, 2003
Documentaries, 69min, OF

Screenplay: 
Blue Hadaegh
Grover Babcock
Sound: 
Michael Kowalski
Camera: 
Blue Hadaegh
Grover Babcock
Editor: 
Blue Hadaegh
Grover Babcock

Production: 
New Box Media 3405 Glendate Blvd. #90 Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA T 323 906 9313 info@newboxmedia.com
World Sales: 
New Box Media 3405 Glendate Blvd. #90 Los Angeles CA 90039, USA T 323 906 9313 info@newboxmedia.com
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color

Unblinking and unsettling, A Certain Kind of Death lays bare a mysterious process that goes on all around us: What happens to people who die with no next of kin? Filmmakers Blue Hadaegh and Grover Babcock present this dark milieu in surprisingly composed and beautiful scenes. We witness a variety of public employees handling the bodies, personal property and money of those who have died alone, each worker helping nudge the deceased into non-existence. As each life is revealed to us, each is also drawn inevitably toward the same vanishing point. Crews haul away property, crypt workers prepare bodies for disposal. Appliances, furniture and personal knick-knacks of the dead end up in a county warehouse, where auctioneers disperse them to strangers who know nothing of the prior owners.