Crushed by the unbearable weight of the way things are, a young man decides to die.

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A methodical young man is feeling like his life has been snatched from him and plots a scheme to commit suicide. In a confused state of mind, he drives his car to a park wearing a suit and carries a rope in his hands. He parks his car, and while preparing the gallows in a tree and checking his watch, he repeats the sequence of words "rope, suit, park, hang" in his thoughts as if it was a check list for committing suicide. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sometimes those who have nothing find each other.

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1 March 2010 (USA)  »

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The line "words on a wire" is a reference to Ian William Sewall's book on storytelling entitled 'The Folkoral Voice' where he discusses the metaphor of "birds on a wire." Ian William Sewall is the director, Ian Clay's father. See more »

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Well crafted short w/echoes of Poe & Bearce
12 August 2010 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

Well crafted short about the loss of hope and the hope for a new beginning is palpable with some great editing - intimate, tight close ups,and a very immediate, visceral feel throughout. Short films always intrigue me and how a filmmaker manages to convey so much in so little time ; truly fascinating. Ian Clay, the film's director, allows enough tension and information about his seemingly dooemed protagonist, with his funereal appearance, but also lets the viewer feel the tautness of the rope around his neck (no mean feat!) There are echoes even of Poe and Ambrose Bearce's AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE - a tinge of the supernatural - but altogether original and compelling to its very (hopeful) end. *** out of 4 *s


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