Chain (film)

Chain (2004) is a "narrative/documentary"[1] film written and directed by Jem Cohen. The movie is about two women, a corporate executive and a young drifter whose lives are changed by the loss of regional identity due to the similarity of retail culture worldwide. Although the ladies' lives seem very distinct at the start, by the end of the film they have been reduced to similar viewpoints in their lives.

Directed byJem Cohen
Produced byAntidote Films
Written byJem Cohen
StarringMiho Nikaido
Mira Billotte
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
99 minutes


The filmed premiered in the United Kingdom on March 22nd, 2004 at the Edinburgh International Film Festival; in Belgium on October 6th, 2004 at the Flanders International Film Festival; in France on November 30th, 2004 at the Belfont Entrevues Film Festival; and in the United States on April 23rd, 2005 at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.[2]


  • Turning Leaf/Someone to Watch award - 2005 IFP Independent Spirit Awards
  • Listed on Ten Most Promising Films of the Year - Montreal World Film Festival
  • Prix Leo Scheer Award - Belfort Entrevues Film Festival


  1. Antidote Film website Archived October 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. Chain (2004) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-05-19

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