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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
This is one of admittedly few short films that I have seen. I purchased this through the iTunes music store, and I must say, it was very worth the $1.99. This is a story of a man whose wife died, and gets on a train and sits down next to one of the few people on the train. It is a very simple storyline, yet the developments that result make this film truly an excellent piece of film (hence the Oscar). Personally, I would consider this to be a comedy, but it is of the dark and twisted variety. Anyone who wants a moving, yet humorous short film should most certainly find a way to watch this. Highly recommended due to the artful combination of humor and true content, while still providing an appealing and interesting story.
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