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Gasman (1998)

 -  Short | Drama  -  October 1998 (USA)
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It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast overview:
Lynne Ramsay Jr. ...
Lynne
Martin Anderson ...
Steven
James Ramsay ...
Da
Denise Flannagan ...
Ma
Jackie Quinn ...
Woman
Lisa Taylor ...
Girl
Robert McEwan ...
Boy
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It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's affectionate with them. They walk down a railroad track where an unkempt woman waits with two children, about the same age as Lynne and Steven. The children go with them. They're all headed to a holiday party at a pub. Lynne notices that the girl acts all too familiar with her dad. What's going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Ratcatcher (1999). See more »

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Edited into Cinema16: European Short Films (2006) See more »

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The Fact Which Is Not Acceptable
12 July 2013 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

A little girl, Lynne, puts on her yellow dress with her mother's help, while her brother is playing with a toy car and sugar. They are taken by their father to a Christmas party. On the way to the party, the three people meet a woman with two children. One of the two is a little girl who is as old as Lynne. Lynne talks to the girl and they become friends, so they just are friends. However, things are not so simple. They arrive at the party and a lot of children including Lynne enjoy themselves. While Lynne is dancing with Santa, the girl feels lonely and sits on the knees of Lynne's father. Looking at the scene, Lynne realizes that the girl is not just her friend. Lynne feels jealous of and anger with her. Since this moment, her mind is very complicated.

First, this film is very difficult to understand. Therefore it was not until I watched this film three times that I figure out what is represented. However, the director made it so on purpose, I think. Metaphors used in this film are all elaborate. Therefore it is hard, though, it made a sophisticated impression on me.

This film is a kind of masterpiece. I mean the great actors, actresses and director excel. Without them, this film couldn't be like this.


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