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Netherland Dwarf (2008)

 |  Short, Drama  |  16 January 2009 (USA)
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Harry really wants a rabbit. Harry's Dad really wants his wife back. And somehow in the middle of all this wanting, they both seem to have forgotten that they already have each other.

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Harry really wants a rabbit. Harry's Dad really wants his wife back. And somehow in the middle of all this wanting, they both seem to have forgotten that they already have each other.

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Poignant and sad
6 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For those like me that did not know, Netherland Dwarf is a breed of rabbit and in particular it is the breed of rabbit that young boy Harry really wants to have. His father really wants his estranged wife to come back to Australia and not spend another 6 months out in the US working while he has his son full-time. In different ways the two of them struggle with what they don't have and don't spent much time thinking about what they do have in each other.

This short is a very slight affair but it is cleverly and poignantly structured to squeeze the heart rather than punch it. For the majority of the film it is a reasonably simple affair with Harry wanting a rabbit and his father clearly struggling with where his life currently is – both are distracted by what they want. The film heads to a rather upsetting ending in some ways but at the same time it is a touching final shot in particular – a little bit painful in some ways but still touching. The camera is intimate and allows some nice framing to put us in the flat – I would have liked some longer takes when it did have those effectively framed shots, but I guess with a child in the scene it is difficult.

Egan's performance is good though; at first I thought he was a little bit awkward with his words but then I realized that this was not him struggling with a script but rather just being a hard-of-hearing child and thus it worked. Leslie has to carry a lot of the emotional weight of the film and he does it well; he feels tired, a little desperate and sad and this works better than having one big scene or being playing it over the top on the emotion. It is a very nice and tender little film and with small touches it reveals itself to be a lot more touching than I expected it to be.


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