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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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A remarkable and poetic short film!
22 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short film from Lynne Ramsay is extremely impressive on a technical level as well as emotionally stirring. The director has an uncanny ability to capture those seemingly small and insignificant moments in a child's life which have a lasting and profound effect; those moments when everything changes, innocence is lost and nothing will ever be the same again. The children in her films learn the facts of life the hard way and quite often have to make sense of them on their own without the aide of an understanding parent. I was more moved by "Gasman" than I was with "Ratcatcher" (her first feature length which is a must see for true film connoisseurs) for this reason. The director keeps information from the audience, so that when we discover what the little girl discovers it's just as new and poignant for the viewer without being predictable. Lynne Ramsay is a true "auteur" who possesses the uncanny ability to capture beautiful and haunting moments of life.


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