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Gasman (1998)

It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's ... See full summary »

Director:

Lynne Ramsay

Writers:

Lynne Ramsay, Harold Manning (french adaptation)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Lynne Ramsay Jr. Lynne Ramsay Jr. ... Lynne
Martin Anderson Martin Anderson ... Steven
James Ramsay James Ramsay ... Da
Denise Flannagan Denise Flannagan ... Ma
Jackie Quinn Jackie Quinn ... Woman
Lisa Taylor ... Girl
Robert McEwan Robert McEwan ... Boy
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It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's affectionate with them. They walk down a railroad track where an unkempt woman waits with two children, about the same age as Lynne and Steven. The children go with them. They're all headed to a holiday party at a pub. Lynne notices that the girl acts all too familiar with her dad. What's going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Drama

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This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Ratcatcher (1999). See more »

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Edited into Cinema16: British Short Films (2003) See more »

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Is it happy for her?
10 August 2017 | by tjchSee all my reviews

When I was a child, I expected that some good things happens at Christmas every year like Christmas present, dinner or something like that. At a Christmas day, usually people have good memories, and at the day, people spend it gaily with someone or alone, but this movie betrays such rule, or expectation. The little girl also predicts such things like me, but she has to know that she can't monopolize her father, and has to face reality. One of the harshest and thing for human is to face reality like money, your looks, complicated human relationships and so on. When humans meet the point to face it, their life changes dramatically and clearly. Almost people, especially people who are used to watching a happy end movie can't understand the reason why directer made such black ending, but it is happy for the little girl, because she can go through reality in early day. People have to face it someday sooner or later, so if they meet it early, they can early get the ability to patient something harsh. I think, therefore, she is a lucky girl. Anyway, this movie is complicated and difficult to understand, but this movie tells everything without saying words, with visuals, so I recommend people who are tired of usual movie or boring ending to watch this movie.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gázos See more »

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