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A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Alan Clarke 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bernard MacLaverty 

Produced by
Danny Boyle .... producer
Cinematography by
Philip Dawson 
John Ward 
Film Editing by
Don O'Donovan 
Costume Design by
Maggie Donnelly 
Makeup Department
Kathy Carruth .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jennifer McAufield .... production manager
Art Department
John Jenkins .... scenic supervisor
John McCready .... properties buyer
Sound Department
Bryan Elliott .... boom operator
Ken Hains .... dubbing mixer
Peter Lindsay .... sound
Visual Effects by
Peter Wragg .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Allister Maxwell .... gaffer
Other crew
Ken Bond .... armorer
Paul Clarke .... design
Mark Huffam .... assistant floor manager
Kevin Jackson .... location manager
Stephen Killen .... assistant floor manager
Christine Sufferin .... production assistant

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39 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Director Alan Clarke's final film.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I guess everyone had a reason, 27 August 2012
Author: jokexom from Czech Republic

The film is made up of 18 short films, showing unjustified killings. In each part of this strange thriller, a murderer and a sacrifice and usually but them in the shot no one.

The painting "Elephant", is filled with a cold, so a neutral atmosphere. If from what you can get here is a pleasure as the mood of the film. All shorts are designed in one color, unrelated, they still look very harmonious.

This film may be a benefit for young filmmakers to make films, in which there are scenes of murder.

Of course, if you look at the film with plenty of imagination, it can be to make up the history of each murder, thereby determining why it happened.

After a while, after this film, there is a picture of Gus Van Sant, going by the same name. There definitely is a connection there, because in one of the interviews himself Van Sant said that after watching the "elephant" Clark, he wanted to withdraw his "Elephant." I think he is right and is the spectator Clark, who watched this movie with plenty of imagination. That imagined Van Sant, the mass murder at the school, and quite original show cause, not as pure, but the name speaks for itself, the problem is definitely there, it is just in the minds of others, there is much we would not get. Both elephants, a very similar atmosphere that captivates the viewer, who manages the end to inspect these movies.

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good film. does van sant have any ideas of his own? teejay6682
where can i find this? jmargethe
The drawn out shots of the victims tpwombat
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