The touching story of a boy and old man coming to terms with bereavement through their shared love of fishing, and the legend of Goliath, the biggest pike ever caught.

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Old Bill
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Young Bill
James Wilson ...
Lin Blakley ...
Emily
Ruth Gemmell ...
Imogen
Eric Bailey ...
George
Lucy Joyce ...
Young Emily
Richard Syms ...
Vicar
Harry Still ...
Boy in Church
Benjamin Fogwill ...
Little Boy
Olivia Haysman ...
Girl on Bridge
David Haysman ...
Boy on Bridge
Derek Walker ...
Hearse Driver
Rob Goodwin ...
Fisherman
Rector ...
Old Bill's Dog
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The touching story of a boy and old man coming to terms with bereavement through their shared love of fishing, and the legend of Goliath, the biggest pike ever caught.

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11 July 2008 (USA)  »

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£7,000 (estimated)
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Rare Excellence
9 April 2009 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe that so much pure excellence was crammed into less than 15 minutes of film. It's simply a masterpiece, lovingly crafted, beautifully shot, perfectly acted. I rarely gush over a film but in this case I have to. It's a touching story of an old man and his young relative reminiscing on the day of a funeral about the day in the old man's past where he took on a legendary giant pike in a nearby lake. How this is told and played out takes you on story that is filled with humour and many rich and unexpected moments. It left me with a great warm and uplifted feeling, some two hour films costing millions easily fail to do that. The art of the short film needs to be rediscovered.


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