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The Goodbye Plane (2003)

Leonard and Harry, two old friends, mourn the loss of Kristen - a pretty, young dancer, who clearly meant a lot to Leonard, an exceptionally gifted local church organist. Harry, the organ ... See full summary »

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Georgina Ayers-Hunt ... Kristen / Ellen
... Leonard
... George
... Leonard aged 20
... Harry
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Leonard and Harry, two old friends, mourn the loss of Kristen - a pretty, young dancer, who clearly meant a lot to Leonard, an exceptionally gifted local church organist. Harry, the organ tuner, cannot get through to the impassive Len, who refuses to express or acknowledge his grief. Music must be the answer: Harry convinces his friend to teach him to play the organ properly. But this fails to cure Len's leaden disposition, so Harry pushes his friend. Leonard cracks, revealing that his optimism in life died sixty years ago during the Battle of Britain: an RAF Spitfire pilot, he fell in love with Ellen, (who resembles Kristen perfectly in the multicoloured, romantic flashback of his mind, where all is perfection and music). But her courage outweighed his, and he could not cope with either the stress of the fighting or with living up to the relationship. So he left his love behind. He now sees the loss of beautiful dancer Kristen - a physical embodiment of music - as his penance, an ... Written by Anonymous

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love | reference to nero | See All (2) »

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Short | Drama | Romance | War

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Kewhaven Pictures

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20 July 2003 (UK)  »

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£25,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Playing two old RAF veterans, stars Edward Hardwicke and Dudley Sutton had both really served in the RAF in the 1950s. See more »

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Harry: [Leonard finishes playing organ] Oh, I didn't mean to stop you.
Leonard: I wanted to stop.
Harry: Not feeling up to it today?
Leonard: Ive never played better.
Harry: Bollocks.
Leonard: You here to fiddle, Nero?
Harry: As we agreed, sir, as we agreed.
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An Amazing short Film
13 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Just had the privilege of viewing this amazing short film. A beautifully-written and directed tale of lost love, the story begins during an impressive WWII aerial attack in England over half a century ago. Now a scratchy church organist, a former RAF pilot (Edward Hardwicke in great form) has to once again surmount an old, familiar loss and put his life back together - this time with the help of best buddy organ tuner, Harry (played so engagingly by Dudley Sutton). Against a theme of sadness and combat, the charm, subtle humour and sweet joviality of the two old aerial warriors comes to tear-jerking fruition in a closing bi-plane scene that confirms that this is a cracking movie. I loved it! It's full of music and there's even a tender moment of ballet that pours from the Pilot's tortured soul. The score (including Jazz played on a church organ) adds impressively to the whole triumph. I wish it could have been longer!


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