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Six Shooter (2004)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | February 2005 (UK)
A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....

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... Donnelly
... Kid (as Ruaidhrí Conroy)
... Man
Aisling O'Sullivan ... Woman
Gary Lydon ... Chief Guard
... Cashier
... Doctor
Tadgh Conroy ... Young Kid
... Short Man
Ann McFarlane ... Donnelly's Wife
John Wallace ... Junior Garda
Richard Nisbet ... Garda
Mick Horan ... Kid's Dad
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At the hospital, a doctor gives Donnelly the bad news: his wife of many years has died. He visits her body, placing a photograph of their pet rabbit on her hands. Then, in the early morning light, he leaves and catches a train back home toward Dublin. He sits across from a young talkative man who seems to have a loose screw, making coarse observations, starting an argument with a couple in the next seats who are clearly tense with each other. Over the next few miles, Donnelly learns that all four have lost someone that night, and, in a strange turn of events, the kid bequeaths to Donnelly a gift that may ease his pain. There's a strange bond in grief. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A black and bloody Irish comedy

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The first - but not last - teaming up of father and son Brendan Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson. See more »

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Doctor: Her son shot her poor head off.
Donnelly: Is she alive or dead?
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Featured in 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2006) See more »

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St. James Infirmary Blues
Traditional, sometimes credited as written by Irving Mills (as Joe Primrose)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by The White Stripes
Usage courtesy of XL Recording/Beggars Banquet
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Very Jet-Black Comedy
5 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

The London-born playwright of Irish parents,Martin McDonagh,returns to the land of his fathers for his movie debut,and shows considerable promise and talent as a filmmaker.The film has an excellent performance from the well-known Brendan Gleeson and an even better one from the relatively unknown Ruaiduri Conroy as the main protagonists.As with all black comedy,it is mainly about the subject of death and it's various causes and impacts it has on various individuals.The potential poor taste the story offers is easily offset by fine photography,a witty script,convincing characterisation and well executed plot twists.The foul language could be too much for some,but it is to be hoped that on this showing at least,McDonagh will concentrate on film-making in the future equally as much as his theatre work.


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