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Director:
Writer:
Adam Davidson (a film by)
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Plot:
A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 5 wins See more »
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A perfect film See more (82 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Adam Davidson 
 
Writing credits
Adam Davidson (a film by)

Produced by
Garth Stein .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Cabaniss 
 
Cinematography by
Anghel Decca 
 
Art Direction by
Claudia Mohr 
 
Sound Department
Stuart Emanuel .... sound editor
Mark Paperno .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jess V. Carpenter .... first assistant camera (as Jess Carpenter)
James Frommel .... gaffer
Greg Mottola .... grip
Ben Wolf .... key grip
 
Other crew
Giuseppina DiRaimondo .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
USA:12 min
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Trivia:
Selected to the National Film Registry in 2013.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Cinema16: American Short Films (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Don't Want To Walk Without YouSee more »

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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A perfect film, 22 May 2005

This 10 minute short is nearly perfect film-making. It should be mandatory viewing in film classes everywhere.

"The Lunch Date" tells a complete and complex story, makes you feel keenly for the two central characters, has complications, twists, reversals and a wonderful resolution. It never strays from context and reality and is utterly accessible.

And it's all done with virtually no dialog.

I would love to be able to own and look at this film from time to time when I'm trying to convince myself -- against all available evidence -- that really GOOD movies can be made small and simply.

I hope that "The Lunch Date" will be made available in either DVD or video cassette very soon.

Larry Santoro Larry@LarrySantoro.com

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