17 Seconds to Sophie

17 Seconds to Sophie 1998

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The sound of a ticking kitchen timer introduces a slim, nude woman who is standing in semi-profile against a bare, off-white wall. Her expression is impassive. Her image flickers slightly, and we watch her abdomen grow, realizing we are seeing a time-lapse sequence of her pregnancy. After 17 seconds, the timer rings; a baby appears in her arms, and the time-lapse gives way to real time. A mother's beatific smile appears as she cuddles the child.

  • Released: 1998-10-01
  • Runtime: 1 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Stars: Carol Cote
  • Director: Bill Cote