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93 Ratings

Route One/USA

Directed by Robert Kramer
United Kingdom, Italy, 1989


On the road again, two uneasy riders: Doc (McIssac), back from ten years in Africa, and independent film maker Kramer, aging liberals who decide to follow Route 1, from the Canadian border through New England to Miami.

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Route One/USA Directed by Robert Kramer

Critics reviews

Kramer, perhaps slightly mellowed by age, invests a lot of his creative energy not in taking sides but in discovering the rhymes and rhythms of American life.
March 21, 2017
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Filmmakers who are both great show-offs and great editors are rare. Kramer has acquired an exceptional eye (his work with video is for something in this) but doesn’t expect from it – and that’s exceptional – a voyeuristic added value… As for the sound, the direct sound of the social stethoscope, it is no less (and no more) than the pulsation of hearts and ideas, of the rhythm that allows something to be heard. It’s the most mysterious part of Kramer’s art – its most Fordian part.
December 01, 1989
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