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A Little Place Off the Edgware Road (2013)

A writer of crime fiction is suffering from writer's block. Haunted by dreams of his wife and child, he seeks solace in a Hitchcock Festival at his local cinema as well as regular sessions ... See full summary »

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Tim Hewitt

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Graham Greene (story), Tim Hewitt
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Cast overview:
Paul McGann ... James Craven
Ronald Pickup ... Bearded Man
Owen Brenman ... Therapist
Natasha O'Keeffe ... Wife
Jessica Benaglio Jessica Benaglio ... Daughter
Paul Critoph Paul Critoph ... Cinema Large Man
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A writer of crime fiction is suffering from writer's block. Haunted by dreams of his wife and child, he seeks solace in a Hitchcock Festival at his local cinema as well as regular sessions with his therapist. A disturbance outside his flat leads to a strange encounter, blurring the line between reality and fantasy. Written by Anonymous

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UK

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English

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2013 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK

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GBP5,500 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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A mesmerizing short film on artistic inspiration and creativity, based on a story by Graham Greene.
4 January 2020 | by lizardjimsSee all my reviews

This is a captivating and thought-provoking film centered on a crime author who suffers a severe case of writer's block and attempts to find solace in cinemas, watching Alfred Hitchcock movies all by himself. The protagonist, James Craven (Paul McGann), visits frequently his psychotherapist as he is desperately trying to overcome the block and write a successful novel once again. One night, a stabbing incident outside his flat in Edgware road will attract James' attention for reasons that are not entirely clear even to himself. Soon, he will discover that the boundaries between reality and fiction have become much more obscure and that he should figure out what is happening in order to move on with his life.

A Little Place Off The Edgware Road is originally a Graham Greene's story, one of the few that incorporates horror elements, such as the bloody nightmares of the protagonist or the last sequence in the cinema where James speaks to a dead man. The main narrative vehicle is the interactions between James and his psychotherapist (Owen Bremnan) that offer some truly high-quality dialogue even though it is short-lengthed. The total runtime of this short movie does not exceed fifteen minutes, so it is a quick and rather enjoyable watch. If you are a fan of Graham Greene's writing and revel in short films, A Little Place Off The Edgware Road is a perfect choice.


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