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Six Shooter (2004)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  February 2005 (UK)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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Donnelly
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Kid (as Ruaidhrí Conroy)
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Man
Aisling O'Sullivan ...
Woman
Gary Lydon ...
Chief Guard
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Cashier
David Murray ...
Doctor
Tadgh Conroy ...
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Short Man
Ann McFarlane ...
Donnelly's Wife
John Wallace ...
Junior Garda
Richard Nisbet ...
Garda
Mick Horan ...
Kid's Dad
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Short

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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

Donnelly: Anyone sittin' here?
Kid: Oh aye, there's hundreds of fella's like... Look at them.
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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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Interesting short
2 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just found this flicking through channels and it turned out to be pretty good. seeing Brendan Gleeson kept my attention for the first few minutes, but the story is pretty shocking stuff. I liked the camera-work on the train which, despite it being filmed on a small Irish train carriage) doesn't make it feel cramped. The boys character in it is great. Even though i like Gleeson, it's Ruadhri Conroy's character that kept me watching more than anyone else. It manages to pack in a fair few unexpected turns into its half hour length, and some of it made me surprised it was aired at all. The only other guy i recognized (of the cast of about 5) was David Wilmot from intermission. Anyway for a debut this is very good and it's worth seeing. Hopefully he'll be doing something else soon


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