Arno, Will and Mirabelle all have their own problems and seek advice from their friends in a bar at Christmas time. They don't know each other, but their lives have more in common than one might think.

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Larry
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Will
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Nadine
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Henry
J.J. Johnston ...
George
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Mirabell
Eric Larkin ...
Bartender
George Fiffick ...
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Leon Spence ...
Young George
Sarah Cooper ...
Jocelyne
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Jocelyne's lover
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Best man Bob
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Priest
Brandie Malay ...
Bride
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It's Christmas time and Arno, a guy with a huge gambling debt, seeks help from Larry in a bar. Larry is willing to pay, but Arno must earn it. He has to do just one little thing. At the same time, few tables further on, Will is consulting Henry and George, two grumpy old men. He has hallucinations about his fiancee cheating on him. Behind the bar Mirabell is crying. Her boyfriend has jilted her, after she found out he was cheating on her. Nadine is helping her out with advice. None of these troubled people know each other, but their lives have more in common than one might think Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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Arno: Why?
Larry: Because I'd rather have an injured eagle, then a healthy pigeon.
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Bachelor Party Music
Performed by Nick Demopoulas
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A fantastic short picture
20 June 2001 | by (Pima, Arizona) – See all my reviews



New coming writer-director Michael Stein (who played the original Dirk Diggler in P.T. Anderson's The Dirk Diggler Story) does a great job in Rituals and Resolutions. This is a great achievement that any fan of P.T. Anderson or Quentin Tarantino would love.


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