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Lift (2004)

Otis is a live-in lift operator who has never set foot outside his elevator. He is secretly in love with K, a junior typist who is afraid of elevators and has never set foot in one. Each ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Dominique Pinon ... Otis
Claude Lavallee Claude Lavallee ... K
John Yost ... Businessman
Brady DelVecchio Brady DelVecchio ... Shoeshine Kid
Greg Johnstone Greg Johnstone ... Delivery Man
Diane Jonardi Diane Jonardi ... Old Lady
Patrick Fisher Patrick Fisher ... Orville
Rita Kelly Rita Kelly ... Lady #1
Kathleen Donnelly Kathleen Donnelly ... Lady #2
Claire Fraley Claire Fraley ... Lorlene
Edd Fairman Edd Fairman ... Chauffeur
Norman Beck Norman Beck ... Elevator Mechanic
Jay Keenan Jay Keenan ... Mailman
Rajesh Bose ... Lawyer
Susan McGregor-Laine Susan McGregor-Laine ... Eccentric Lady
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Otis is a live-in lift operator who has never set foot outside his elevator. He is secretly in love with K, a junior typist who is afraid of elevators and has never set foot in one. Each morning, as K climbs the 20 flights of stairs to her typing pool, Otis does his best to parallel her ascent. He subtly influences the demands of his many passengers to catch glimpses of his beloved. K's only pleasure is typing her dreams on her lunch breaks. Everyday they each go about their routines with quiet dedication. But this routine is about to change. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

G

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Lovely!
25 April 2006 | by ereiam_jh85See all my reviews

This was one of two favorites I saw at the Trenton Film Festival last year. And, man is it hard to slog through so many insipid or flat films to come across some gems. Of course, there all all sorts of tastes.

This one does what many films with dialog find hard to do, convey character, yearning and wonder. The cinematography is top notch and it stars my favorite actor from Delicatessan! He is always a joy to watch. The other actors are well cast and the eyeball scene is hysterical!

All in all, a well-crafted film with lots of imagination and great set pieces with a foreign film feel. An excellent accomplishment for a small budget short.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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