The Base, film from Nora Jaccaud

The Base

The base captured life inside the hidden world of London's mysterious and mercurial rickshaw riders. Cloistered in a tunnel beneath London's bustling business district, "the base," as it is called, is both where London's exploding fleet of rickshaws are stored and repaired and also a kind of refuge/gathering point for a virtual United Nations of riders who buzz through London's touristed streets like "cowboys" in a world of mass transit. I wanted to convey to the viewers through a very cinematic and stylised way the pulse of this unique group of people. The mechanic of the place was my guide and so it is for the film. I wanted to show the unseen aspect of this job that spreads in cities through out Europe.

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About the film

Duration

347 Minutes

Year of release

3

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Selected by

The Film Network

Showcasing new British filmmaking