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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has changed. He is eventually found out, and in the second series has success with a chain of shops selling useless junk. That becomes so successful that he feels he has created a monster and decides to destroy it. In the third and final series he has a dream of forming a commune which his long suffering colleagues help bring to reality. Unfortunately that also fails and he finds himself back in a job not unlike the one he originally had at Sunshine Desserts.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, cynical, semi serious, surreal
Plot: midlife crisis, suburbs, faked death, workplace, satire, dull life, starting over, hopes, dishonesty, disorder, hidden identity, unfulfillment, workplace situations, character on the edge, disgruntled, power relations, depression, marriage, businessman, dream, office, wife, boss, secretary, middle class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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