STARRING PAUL BROWN AND ELLEN BOLLERT
SOUND DESIGN BY BOGDAN TYBURCZY
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY DIEDE IN'T VELD
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PAWEL PAWELCZAK
A NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY PRODUCTION 2004
"We're sorry, but that is
not a valid selection …"
Jimmy decides to end it all. Then, at the last moment, he calls 1-800-SUICIDE.
He may live to regret it.
In 1-800-Suicide, "can't take it anymore'" runs up against "better, faster, cheaper" in a new twist on the old theme of corporate dehumanization.
The outcome is doubly ironic: The system inadvertently does what it promises – it effectively prevents a suicide. At the same time, it creates an enemy who will live to fight it.
In the end, the character lives, because his sense of frustration and defeat is replaced by his overwhelming rage at the utter absurdity of the system. Sometimes the best cure for passivity is sheer anger.