A divorced father and his resentful daughter share a transcendent moment of understanding when she comes to visit him on the pretext of needing money to take a self defence course.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Proposal II (2015)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The famous little red box of Cartier entwines three stories of love from the French Capital.

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Nicolas Bridet, Anne Charrier, Ana Girardot
Cashback (2004)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Ben is an art college student in London, whose imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. What do he and his colleagues do to pass the long, endless hours of the night?

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Stuart Goodwin
Metro Manila (2013)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling... See full summary »

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega
The Broken (2008)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers, her brother Daniel McVey and his girlfriend Kate ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Lena Headey, Ulrich Thomsen, Melvil Poupaud
CityLights (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Deepak Sing is a farmer in Rajasthan. After a tragedy, he migrates to Mumbai with his wife and child to lead a better life. However, upon arriving, he soon discovers the challenges of life in a big city.

Director: Hansal Mehta
Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Mallhar Goenka, Manav Kaul
Cashback (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Michelle Ryan
Voices (2007)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead.

Director: Ki-hwan Oh
Stars: Jin-seo Yoon, Gi-woong Park, Ki-woo Lee
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Directors: Shane Acker, Mark Andrews, and 8 more credits »
From Within (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A small Maryland town is gripped by a curse which causes residents to take their own life one after another.

Director: Phedon Papamichael
Stars: Elizabeth Rice, Thomas Dekker, Kelly Blatz
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jean-Paul Clément is on a business trip. He checks into the Dolphine Hotel for seven nights where we learn he has one saved message on his mobile phone and a personal dilemma.

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Ines Van Houtte Sanchez
Anthropoid (2016)
Biography | History | Thriller

Based on the true story of two Czechoslovak soldiers sent to assassinate the head of the SS in 1942. SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich was the Reich's number three and main architect for the 'Final Solution'.

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Harry Lloyd
Panic (1978)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young model's boyfriend storms out one night. She follows him and, along the way, picks up an old woman standing at the roadside in the rain. But her act of kindness has terrible ... See full summary »

Director: James Dearden
Stars: Julie Neesam, Peter Blake, Avis Bunnage
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Julie
...
John (as Andy Tiernan)
Heather-Jay Jones ...
Kate (as Heather Jay Jones)
Howard Ward ...
Policeman 1
Una Brandon-Jones ...
Old Lady
Stan Ellis ...
Policeman 2
Rachel Creek ...
Girl in Lane
Edit

Storyline

A divorced father and his resentful daughter share a transcendent moment of understanding when she comes to visit him on the pretext of needing money to take a self defence course.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Balszerencse  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Panic (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Terrific and Terrifying Short!
3 January 2003 | by (Mississippi) – See all my reviews

Excellent "mini" movie with magnificent acting and wonderful cinematography. A woman driving home in the rain learns from the radio that a woman was found dead. She spots an elder, weak-looking woman carrying a large bag and she lets the woman have a ride only because she felt sorry for her and it was raining. The old woman scared her in the car so she faked a flat tire to distract her so she could leave her behind, later noticing she left the large bag in her car. The woman goes to the police to hand the old woman's possessions over to them and discover strange effects inside. A daunting and chilling ending will surely surprise everyone watching this remarkable short film.

A Five Star Story!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A remake, yes or no? grstmc
Left Turn on any DVDs?? pinochle1980
Discuss Left Turn (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?