All Visitors Must Be Announced

Dree Andrea Long documentary - 1996 - 78 min.

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They probably only exist in New York City and can be compared with no one: doormen. Even concierges in Paris never find out as much about their tenants as the men and women who are often the first and last people greeted every day by thousands who inhabit apartment blocks in New York. They repel unwanted visitors, take parcels from the mailman and hold the door open with a smile for the always hurrying New Yorkers. That smile hides the certainty that they know everything about you and those who wants to be assured of their privacy will have to purchase their silence with the occasional tip. All Visitors Must Be Announced portrays three of these doormen.

Credits

Director(s) Dree Andrea
Script Dree Andrea
Producer(s) Ton van der Lee
Production Company
Sahara Film
Director of Photography
Peter Wiehl
Editing
Elmer Leupen
Sound on Set
Jonathan Bell
Music
Distribution