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Small Deaths (1996)

Captures three occurrences in a young girl's life that leave her with a heavy heart.

Director:

Lynne Ramsay

Writer:

Lynne Ramsay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne McLean Anne McLean ... Ma
James Ramsay James Ramsay ... Da
Lynne Ramsay Jr. Lynne Ramsay Jr. ... Anne Marie (segment "Ma and Da")
Genna Gillan Genna Gillan ... Anne Marie (segment "Holy Cow") (as Jenna Gillian)
Jodie McCartney Jodie McCartney ... Sister
Thomas Mullen Thomas Mullen ... Boy
Ryan Rafferty Ryan Rafferty ... Boy
Billy Fitzpatrick Billy Fitzpatrick ... Boy
Andrew Rae Andrew Rae ... Boy
Steven O'Rourke Steven O'Rourke ... Boy / Boy In Kitchen
Stevan Brennan Stevan Brennan ... Boy
Anne-Marie Kennedy Anne-Marie Kennedy ... Anne Marie (segment "Joke")
Ann Marie Lafferty Ann Marie Lafferty ... Junkie (as Anne Marie Lafferty)
Danny Hamilton Danny Hamilton ... Boyfriend
Steven Laden Steven Laden ... Boy In Kitchen
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Captures three occurrences in a young girl's life that leave her with a heavy heart.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kis halálok See more »

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Ramsay's first
12 December 2004 | by darren shanSee all my reviews

Promising short feature, made by Lynne Ramsay as her graduation movie from film school. It covers 3 events in a girl's life. The first shows her as a very young girl watching her father get ready to go out for a night. In the second segment she's a teenager who witnesses a nasty incidence involving a cow. While in the third she's a young adult who goes to a creepy building with her boyfriend. He goes upstairs, leaving her to fidget nervously below. But then he calls to her ...

Dark, intimate snippets of everyday life, lovingly captured. An impressive debut by the director of Ratcatcher. This immediately establishes the mood, focus and ambition of her later work. It won a prize at Cannes.


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