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  • Short Summary

    Item showing day in the life of a stressed out Frenchman.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    French disease of the century - overstress, Paris, France.

    Titles in French.

    CU man rubbing his eyes and looking exhausted. Montage shots showing people being busy: CU two men lifting refrigerator onto lorry. LS couples on tennis court. LS couples in canoes.

    MS man waking up and sitting up in bed, looking at clock, and jumping out of bed. Various shots of man running out of house and then up steps of station to catch train. As he gets on the platform the train is already leaving, man looks at his watch and runs down steps again.

    Various shots of man seated behind office desk, looking very worried and smoking. CU little boy playing with cutlery on table during family dinner, pan to man as he goes to hit boy. CU wife looking very sad. CU man rubbing his face. MS man taking tablets. CU man with worried expression, putting out cigarettes. MS man tossing and turning in bed, dissolve to him sitting up and taking more tablets (for stress?)

    LS nurse calling the man as he is sitting in waiting room of hospital, he walks towards nurse. LS doctor examining him. CU man's face. CU doctor asking him questions. LS man playing trains with his son - he looks much happier, his wife walks into room. CU wife watching them with a pleased expression, she then opens her book and starts to read. CU train set. MS father and son watching train. MS & CU man climbing into bed, of him turning out light, and settling down.

    Date on dope sheet is 22/05/1959.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:25:00 / 01:19:33:00
    UN 3230 E

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