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The Key (2006)

 |  Short, Drama  |  29 March 2006 (USA)
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Loosely based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's (1978 Nobel Laureate) short story, THE KEY is a dark, yet ultimately hopeful story about a detached, agoraphobic woman who gets locked out of her apartment.



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Credited cast:
Ronald Hunter ...
James Baron ...
Main Patron
Tony - Waiter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Bojarski ...
Patron 1
Dave Gist ...
Homeless Man
Scott Mann ...
Patron 2
Leah McWilliams ...
Patron 3
Vivian Oxford ...
Patron 4
Singing Waiter 1


THE KEY is loosely based on Nobel Laureate author Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story of the same name. It is a dark, yet ultimately hopeful story about a detached, agoraphobic woman who gets locked outside of her apartment. In a single moment her carefully fabricated world comes crashing to an end; however, that same moment ultimately leads to her redemption. Circumstances and fate intervene to provide her with the insight and human connection she will need to reconnect with the world she cast off years before. Written by Todd Kaufman

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Short | Drama



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29 March 2006 (USA)  »

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$48,000 (estimated)

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(35 mm version)|

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1.85 : 1
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Interesting film about a woman finding her way back to life
21 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very touching film. The film is beautifully shot with great attention to detail. The actors are all well cast and do great work.

High quality is the hallmark of this film.

The story is about a woman who's her husband died. She tries to ignore his death by staying in her apartment and maintaining an imaginary relationship with him. When she is inadvertently locked out of her building, she finds herself again.

Kristen Shaw did a very good job in the lead. She was able to capture the woman's fear and anxiety.

Ronald Hunter, who played the manager, did an outstanding job – would have liked to see more of him.

Todd Kaufman, the director and writer, has done a great job with an interesting subject.

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