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Curfew (2012)

PG-13 | | Short, Drama | 4 October 2012 (USA)
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On the brink of demise, a self-destructive man who has sadly reached the lowest point in his life, receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night.

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Shawn Christensen
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Complete credited cast:
Shawn Christensen ... Richie
Fatima Ptacek ... Sophia
Kim Allen ... Maggie
Dana Segal ... Gabby
Kirsten Holly Smith ... Cathy
Helga Athineos Helga Athineos ... Lady
Gino Patti Gino Patti ... Bowler
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On the brink of demise, self-destructive Richie has sadly reached the lowest point in his life, and now, he desperately wants out. However, nothing is over yet, as an unexpected call from Richie's estranged sister, Maggie, will offer a helping hand, and perhaps, a new meaning in life, even though it is only a fleeting one. Strange as it may seem, although Richie is the last person she would ever call, Maggie, distraught, still needs his help to look after her young daughter, Sophia, for the night. Little by little, as the two alienated relatives timidly reconnect under New York's silvery night lights, a subtle and delicate relationship will form. Could it be the beginning of a new reality? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Originally, a different song was meant to be featured in the bowling alley scene. The scene was choreographed with that song as basis. However, the artist wouldn't agree to give the rights for the song to be used in the film, so at the last minute, Shawn Christensen had to write and record a new one to be used as a replacement, while keeping up with the tempo of the scene. See more »

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Sophia: Here's a list of appropriate places you're allowed to take me. If you take me somewhere that is not on the list there'll be hell to pay. Here's some money for you to spend on me and on me only. If you spend it on anything else - like drugs - there'll be hell to pay. You're not allowed in the apartment until you drop me off at ten-thirty.If I'm not back home by ten-thirty on the dot, there'll be hell to pay.
Richie: Well, I'm glad we got that out of the way. My name is Richard and I am your uncle.
Sophia: I ...
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22 June 2018 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Watching Shawn Christensen's Academy Award-winning "Curfew", I was reminded of Wes Anderson's works. Similar cinematography and characters (but a very different plot). The short has a good balance of comedy and drama, focusing on topics as different as responsibility and suicide. I've been making an effort to see a lot of Academy Award-winning (or even nominated) short films recently, so I'm glad that I got to see this one. I recommend it.


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