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Cast

Credited cast:
Joanne Hill Joanne Hill ... Leah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Arter John Arter ... Wasteland Kid
Steven Cousins Steven Cousins ... Smoker (as Steve Cousins)
Toby Cousins Toby Cousins ... Smoker
Freddie Cunliffe Freddie Cunliffe ... John
Shey Fasayana Shey Fasayana ... Smoker
Steve Jewson Steve Jewson ... Smoker
Allem Mengsha Allem Mengsha ... Smoker
Russel Radford Russel Radford ... Wasteland Kid
Veronica Valentine Veronica Valentine ... Mother
Jimmy Woodham Jimmy Woodham ... Wasteland Kid
Ronnie Woodham Ronnie Woodham ... Wasteland Kid
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A teenage girl gets ready to go out to meet her boyfriend, despite her mother's loud verbal disapproval of her clothes. She goes out to a deserted area with him and he begins to touch her up and have sex with her, however a dog reveals the true nature of her boyfriend. Written by bob the moo

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16 August 2001 (UK) See more »

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Commissioned by BBC2, for the series "Ways to Leave Your Lover", who specified a running time of 9 minutes 48 seconds. See more »

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Bleak
1 April 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

A teenage girl gets ready to go out to meet her boyfriend, despite her mother's loud verbal disapproval of her clothes. She goes out to a deserted area with him and he begins to touch her up and have sex with her, however a dog reveals the true nature of her boyfriend.

Screened as part of the BBC2 compilation of shorts entitled `Ways to leave your lover' this was probably the most realistic depiction of modern romance for many people - fumbled sex, selfish relationships with self seeking, unstable people. However it does make for a pretty bleak short film. The depiction of the `love making' is so without any type of opinion or sensationalism that it is very real.

The meaning in the `dog' and the reaction of Leah when she gets home is a little too hard to read and I must admit to not totally getting it. However it is still very sharp and bleak, mainly because I (and I'm sure many others) can relate to this story a lot easier than I could to the other, more comic, stories told in the same season of shorts.

Bleak and honest but the meaning is a little unclear at the end.


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