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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 ... See full summary »

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Lynne Ramsay

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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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Release Date:

October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gázos See more »

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unique camera work
15 February 2014 | by mindopener623See all my reviews

Gasman is a 1998 film by Lynne Ramsa. This film won Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Fest, the BAFTA Awards, and the Atlantic Film Fest. The direction and the camera work of this film are very strange. There is a little girl and a little boy. There is Christmas music. The girl gets dressed. The boy gets sugar on his toy car and plays with it. There is a mother, hurrying them up. In this scene, you can see the face of the characters hardly. Then, they go out and walk along the railway. The family arrives at a Christmas party. The visual and sound are somehow filled with uneasiness. This may be because of the strange direction and the unstable camera work. So, you will be drawn into the screen although it is very short film.


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