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Home (1998)

A local council worker inspects three homes.

Director:

Morag McKinnon

Writer:

Colin McLaren
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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Russell Anderson Russell Anderson ... Bobby
Malcolm Shields ... Young
Eddie Mearns Eddie Mearns ... Roy
Raymond Mearns Raymond Mearns ... Troy
Dorothy McLaren Dorothy McLaren ... Mrs Robinson
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BAFTA Award winning short from FilmFour's Short and Curlies series: a housing worker in Scotland visits three council homes in a day and finds unexpected dark comedy behind the door of each place he visits. The director shoots in a desolate urban landscape, wittily filming the segues like a patronising stranger finding beauty in poverty in a third world village - a drunk man seems to dance when he tries to shake a newspaper from his foot; children play in the sparkling spray of a burst water pipe and all to a soundtrack of mournful but upbeat Klezmer music . Witty, warm and darkly comic, the film deserves the recognition it attracted at various film festivals. Written by Anon

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Short | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Будинок See more »

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

Soundtracks

Firn di Mekhutonim Aheym
Performed by Itzhak Perlman and The Klezmer Conservatory Band
on In the Fiddler's House - EMI Classica
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A wonderful, idiosyncratic short film
17 January 2003 | by mattdelargySee all my reviews

This is still the best short film I have ever seen - imaginative, mournful, and deeply moving. The surprise relevation in the closing scenes is not dulled by repeat viewing, and the performances are, without exception, wonderful.

A perfectly realised piece of drama, beautifully shot, and with wonderful control by the director. I can't imagine a better short film.


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