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A father and son live in a caravan in the middle of nowhere. When the son burns down the caravan, his father decides to kill him in a bizarre and convoluted execution pact. Having agreed to... See full summary »

Director:

Johnny O'Reilly

Writers:

Mike McCormack (screenplay), Johnny O'Reilly (screenplay)
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6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Eamonn Owens ... Edward
John O'Toole John O'Toole ... Coon
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A father and son live in a caravan in the middle of nowhere. When the son burns down the caravan, his father decides to kill him in a bizarre and convoluted execution pact. Having agreed to 'the terms' of the pact, the son plays out his father's game with unpredictable consequences. Written by La Biennale di Venezia.

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2000 (USA) See more »

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Lemon Cut See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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A unique glimpse into a father/son relationship
2 February 2004 | by zemfirianSee all my reviews

In this powerful Irish film, Johnny O'Reilly manages to create an interesting character relationship in a very short time. The isolated father and son in this story live on a caravan. After the son burns it down in hopes of leaving, the father leads him out and gives him the terms of his release. On the way, the viewer begins to understand the nature of the father's deep hatred for his own son; his wife died in childbirth. Ever since then, the father has never felt remorse for the intense loathing of the boy. Unfortunately, this young man's desired freedom may come at too high a price as he must honour the deadly terms of their agreement. This is a poignant and touching insight into a dysfunctional father and son relationship, one of the best shorts I've seen in a good long time.


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