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Elephant (1989)

Not Rated | | Short, Crime, Drama | TV Short 25 January 1989
A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

Director:

Alan Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Walker Gary Walker
Bill Hamilton Bill Hamilton
Michael Foyle Michael Foyle
Danny Small Danny Small
Robert J. Taylor Robert J. Taylor ... (as Robert Taylor)
Joe Cauley Joe Cauley
Noel McGee Noel McGee
Patrick Condren Patrick Condren
Andrew Downs Andrew Downs
Terry Doyle Terry Doyle ... (as Terence Doyle)
Michael Liebmann Michael Liebmann
Gavin Bloomer Gavin Bloomer
Barry Brent Barry Brent
Paul Nemeer Paul Nemeer
Sam Doyle Sam Doyle
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A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

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Short | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Northern Ireland: You don't know if they're Protestant or Catholic, Republicans or Unionists. All you know is that someone is either on the way to their death or on their way to kill somebody. See more »

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Referenced in Elephant (2003) See more »

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Watch people being shot, by the dozens
13 July 1999 | by Bart-53See all my reviews

In this picture not a word is spoken. Probably set in Northern-Ireland it consists of several unrelated scenes in which we follow, with the familiar 'HandyCam' shots of Alan Clarke one or two characters for several minutes until they approach a person ... and shoot him. I think it's the atmosphere, the long buildup before the actual kill, the complete lack of both emotion and conversation that made this movie work for me. Ten years after seeing this film I still remember several scenes. It gave me the feeling that I was watching the way the killings really happen(ed) in Ireland. I wish they would repeat it someday on television.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Elephant See more »

Filming Locations:

Northern Ireland, UK See more »

Company Credits

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BBC Northern Ireland See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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