I saw this movie on an American PBS station, I think in the late '70s or early '80s. The premise was very similar to the Justin Timberlake film "In Time". Time is used as currency, and people die when they run out. I thought the title was "Time is Money", or "If Time were Money", but could not find anything by either name online. Some things I remember from the movie are:
- An irresponsible girl spends all of her currency living the high life, and then at a party realizes she has only seconds of life remaining. In a panic, she starts begging those around her for some more time, but dies when nobody helps her.
- A financial genius has a plan for accruing a fortune in time. The rest of his family are somewhat dim-witted.
- There is a scene where a wealthy woman gives her necklace to two people so they can sell it for more time, but they fight over it. The necklace breaks and the pearls are scattered on the ground.