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Director:
Writers:
Lynne Ramsay (writer) and
Harold Manning (french adaptation)
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Lynne Ramsay Jr. ... Lynne
Martin Anderson ... Steven
James Ramsay ... Da
Denise Flannagan ... Ma
Jackie Quinn ... Woman
Lisa Taylor ... Girl
Robert McEwan ... Boy

Directed by
Lynne Ramsay 
 
Writing credits
Lynne Ramsay (writer)

Harold Manning  french adaptation

Produced by
Gavin Emerson .... producer
Barbara McKissack .... executive producer
Oscar van Heek .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Alwin H. Küchler  (as Alwin H. Kuchler)
 
Film Editing by
Lucia Zucchetti 
 
Production Design by
Jane Morton 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Cull 
Robina Nicholson 
 
Costume Design by
Gill Horn 
 
Makeup Department
Nikki Brannan .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Karen McConnel .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chi-shan Cheung .... third assistant director (as Chi Shan Chung)
Anneli Downing .... first assistant director
Nigel MacInnes .... third assistant director
Marvin MacKenzie .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Andy Drummond .... art department assistant
Vivien Mackay .... assistant art director
Jamie MacWilliam .... art department assistant
Tim Munro .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Kenny Allan .... boom operator
Stuart Bruce .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucien Grieve .... grip
Ian Jackson .... gaffer
Henrietta Larkin .... clapper loader
Drew Mansell .... electrician
David Taylor .... electrician (as Dave Taylor)
Scott Ward .... focus puller
 
Other crew
Margaret Graham .... continuity
Leigh Hurst .... production assistant
Joan Johnston .... production assistant
 

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15 min
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Trivia:
This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Ratcatcher (1999).See more »
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Edited into Cinema16: British Short Films (2003) (V)See more »

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The Fact Which Is Not Acceptable, 12 July 2013
Author: AdamHawkes from Japan

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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