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Copy Shop (2001)

Unknowingly, a copy shop employee sets off a bizarre series of events with utterly unforeseen consequences.

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Virgil Widrich

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Virgil Widrich
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johannes Silberschneider ... Alfred Kager
Elisabeth Ebner-Haid Elisabeth Ebner-Haid ... Flower girl
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Storyline

In a typical morning just like any other, Alfred Kager wakes up, puts on his clothes and prepares to go to work at the copy shop. There, while making one copy after another, he unknowingly photocopies the palm of his hand, and as if by magic, the mysterious machine starts generating duplicates of himself and his surroundings, as well as random scenes of previous events. The machine is unstoppable and the consequences of this chain reaction, utterly unforeseen. Can Alfred put an end to this nightmare before the world is consumed by "Alfred"? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Austria

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November 2001 (USA) See more »

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The movie was shoot with a digital video camera. After filming, all images had been manipulated in the computer, printed with a regular laser printer (about 18,000 single pages) and then filmed with a 35mm film camera. See more »

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Remindful of the Sorcerer's Apprentice
17 May 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A man who works in a copy shop decides to take a picture of his hand. As he muses over it, we realize that the copier he uses has a supernatural ability to reproduce this man. Copies are produced in geometric progressions until the city is filled with copies of this guy. As much as the plot is interesting is the speculation about what happens to all these copies at the end. A really interesting concept.


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