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Kill the Day (2000)

Life through the eyes of an addict.

Director:

Lynne Ramsay

Writer:

Lynne Ramsay
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Ramsay James Ramsay ... James Gallagher
Drew Cain ... Drug Dealer (as Drew Caine)
Andrew Barton Andrew Barton ... James (12 Years Old)
Stevan Brennan Stevan Brennan ... James' Friend
Michael Thompson Michael Thompson ... Man On Canal Bank
Jason McKenzie Jason McKenzie ... Andy
Nikki Wright Nikki Wright ... Provan
Ian Hanmore ... Senior Guard (as Iain Hanmore)
Niall McCloud Niall McCloud ... Prison Guard
Michael Selvin Michael Selvin ... Prison Guard
Andy Miller Andy Miller ... Prison Guard
Robert McEwan Robert McEwan ... James (10 Years Old)
David McKenzie David McKenzie ... James' Friend in Field
William McAuley Jr. William McAuley Jr. ... James' Friend in Field
Thomas O'Donnel Thomas O'Donnel ... Junkie
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Life through the eyes of an addict.

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Short | Drama

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This short film is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Ratcatcher (1999). See more »

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Referenced in Ratcatcher (1999) See more »

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Impressive short
12 December 2004 | by darren shanSee all my reviews

A junkie breaks into a locker and steals a bag, to get money for drugs. Later we see him in prison. He seems like a loner. Guards taunt him and try to make him lose his temper, so that he will be denied parole. When he's released, he tries to go straight. Interspersed with these scenes are flashbacks of his younger life.

Ramsay's second short film is similar in structure to her first. There are long time lapses between the scenes shown, and we learn nothing about what happens during that time. But it's a more ambitious piece, and works more as a whole. It tells a small, intimate, powerful story, and the final scene makes a big impression.

Another step forward for Ramsay. Definitely worth seeing if you can catch it.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2000 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Naplopás See more »

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Holy Cow Films See more »
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Color
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