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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 ... See full summary »

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David Bartlett

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David Bartlett
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Cast

Credited cast:
Georgina Ayers-Hunt Georgina Ayers-Hunt ... Kristen / Ellen
Edward Hardwicke ... Leonard
Bernard Holley ... George
Adam Rayner ... Leonard aged 20
Dudley Sutton ... 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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Short | Drama | Romance | War

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Official Sites:

Kewhaven Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2003 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

£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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Absolutely excellent!
14 November 2005 | by jacquiedwardsSee all my reviews

Really warm and moving film about loss and grief and love. Beautifully acted by classic British actors Edward Hardwicke and Dudley Sutton, the story shows a world war two fighter pilot haunted by a love affair that ended during the war. The more recent loss of a ballet dancer friend reminds the old man of the earlier loss, and he must learn how to accept things and move on. Hardwicke and Sutton play off each other superbly. Really nicely acted around a fabulous script, there is a blinding second world war battle sequence during a really balletic flashback sequence, beautifully scored by the composer, and amazingly well directed. One of the best shorts I've ever seen.


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