DAVID reviews

29 March 2017

du Telecom: Snack attack.

by Andrew MacGregor


du Telecom: “The Man Sitting Next to You” - 85s

A trip to the cinema offers ideal escapism for a couple of hours. Unfortunately, it only takes one crunch, slurp, or waft from a fellow patron to break the illusion. For anyone who’s suffered such picturehouse blues, du Telecom feels your pain.

Rarely has the worst of cinema etiquette looked so good. We see arm hairs mingle, popcorn combust, and nachos literally swimming in melted cheese. As for the bloke breaking wind… well, thank your stars this isn’t Smell-O-Vision.

Directors Ali Ali and Maged Nasser skilfully evoke the feeling of watching a walking concessions stand make a beeline for the seat next to you. Thanks to the advertised network’s two-for-one cinema offer, however, punters can ease such concerns. Well, at least on Tuesdays.


Director: Ali Ali Ⓟ (repped by Sonny London Ⓟ)
Cinematography: Pierre Mouarkech
Editor: Chris Roebuck @ Cut+Run Ⓦ
Post Production: MPC
3D VFX: Martin Blunden
Sound Design: Parv Thind @ Wave
Music Supervision: Goldstein
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