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Director:
Writers:
Lynne Ramsay (writer) and
Harold Manning (french adaptation)
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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A remarkable and poetic short film! See more (62 total) »

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
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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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This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Ratcatcher (1999).See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A remarkable and poetic short film!, 22 April 2008
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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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