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Beauty Begins Inside - The Pressure Zone

1995 11 min
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The Pressure Zone is a hilarious send-up of the forces that try to shape adolescent minds and bodies. Two mirrors--one promoting the perfect body through a merciless regime of muscle building and dieting, the other through tapping into the "essential essence" via meditation and herbal remedies--vie for loyal customers. As each advertises their vision as the right way, the teens are prodded, taunted and provoked into submission by making them believe that their bodies need improvement, but then the teenagers take control back from the mirrors and accept themselves from the inside out.

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Beauty Begins Inside - The Pressure Zone

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The Pressure Zone is a hilarious send-up of the forces that try to shape adolescent minds and bodies. Two mirrors--one promoting the perfect body through a merciless regime of muscle building and dieting, the other through tapping into the "essential essence" via meditation and herbal remedies--vie for loyal customers. As each advertises their vision as the right way, the teens are prodded, taunted and provoked into submission by making them believe that their bodies need improvement, but then the teenagers take control back from the mirrors and accept themselves from the inside out.
  • director
    Sheila Murphy
  • producer
    Michael Hendricks
    Tamara Lynch
  • executive producer
    Isobel Marks
  • script
    Sylvain Guy
  • photography
    Rénald Bellemare
  • sound
    Hans Oomes
  • editing
    Glenn Berman
  • sound editing
    André Chaput
  • re-recording
    Louis Hone
  • animation
    Jane Churchill
    Dominique Normand
  • music
    Neil Smolar
  • cast
    Fatuma Kayembe
    Philip Le Maistre
    Christopher Olscamp
    Alexandra Ferber
    Jessica Malka
    Emmanuel Ouellet
    Nadia Raglir
    Benjamin Shirinian
    Katherine Wheeler
    Alain Gabriel
    Gayle Garfinkle
    Gary Jewell

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