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Six Shooter (2004)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | February 2005 (UK)
A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....

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Donnelly
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Kid (as Ruaidhrí Conroy)
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Aisling O'Sullivan ...
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Tadgh Conroy ...
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Ann McFarlane ...
Donnelly's Wife
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Junior Garda
Richard Nisbet ...
Garda
Mick Horan ...
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At the hospital, a doctor gives Donnelly the bad news: his wife of many years has died. He visits her body, placing a photograph of their pet rabbit on her hands. Then, in the early morning light, he leaves and catches a train back home toward Dublin. He sits across from a young talkative man who seems to have a loose screw, making coarse observations, starting an argument with a couple in the next seats who are clearly tense with each other. Over the next few miles, Donnelly learns that all four have lost someone that night, and, in a strange turn of events, the kid bequeaths to Donnelly a gift that may ease his pain. There's a strange bond in grief. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A black and bloody Irish comedy

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O Revólver de Seis Tiros  »

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£125,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot on a real train. The crew could shoot on it between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. after which it had to be cleaned for the evening commute. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: Her son shot her poor head off.
Donnelly: Is she alive or dead?
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Edited into Cinema16: European Short Films (2006) See more »

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St. James Infirmary Blues
Written by Joe Primrose
Performed by The White Stripes
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5 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Finally saw this online and wondering what all the fuss is about. Almost whimsical, I couldn't quite believe the darkness at the centre of the story. There are a couple of good lines and the performances are solid – Rory Conroy being the best. Martin McDonagh is a very talented playwright, but on this evidence his directing is a little flat. Film looks and sounds flat too. What struck me about it was the superficiality of it all, the cynicism. However it does have some funny moments and moves along at a brisk pace. I'm not surprised it was looked on so favourably by the academy, picking up an Oscar for Best Short Film – it has hip written all over it. And it is one of the better short Irish films I've seen, complete with twists and double twists and a lot of flippant dialogue. McDonagh is planning a gangster film with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. I'll pay money to see that. He obviously wants to be the Celtic Scorsese. High point a cow explodes. Low point rather tasteless plot line about a baby's death. Brendan Gleeson is in this film.


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