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Making Love (2018)

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A short film noir delving into the dark heart of drive, desire, love, lust and loss.


Helen Rollins



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Credited cast:
David Dastmalchian ... Writer
Frédérique Bel ... Woman
Nigel O'Neill ... Husband
Dominique De Coster Dominique De Coster ... Prisoner
Christopher Kelly ... Dostoyevsky (as Chris Kelly)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Barr Alan Barr ... Husband's Heavy
Jack Boyle Jack Boyle ... Prison Guard
Rob Crawford Rob Crawford ... Orthodox Priest
Conor Doran Conor Doran ... Prison Officer
Daniel Kelly Daniel Kelly ... Prison Guard
Norman Walker Norman Walker ... Man with Dog
Malcolm Wallace Malcolm Wallace ... Husband's Heavy


A playwright with a dark past risks his life in returning to his home city to find out if a woman with whom he once had a passionate and illicit affair ever truly loved him, only to learn that it was only ever the unknowing and distance that kept their desire alive.

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neo noir | psychoanalysis | See All (2) »


Ever get the uneasy feeling that no one's watching you? See more »




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English | French

Release Date:

24 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


GBP40,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Magician's Niece See more »
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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on an original play by Peter Rollins. See more »


Husband: Some people use patches. All of the nicotine, none of the death.
Writer: My favourite ingredient.
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Came for the title. Left satisfied and wanting more.
1 February 2019 | by thejasgraySee all my reviews

It was late one lonely night and I was browsing the net for a low budget short film, with enough of a dopamine hit to efficiently send me to sleep. Somehow I came across Making Love and it seemed appropriate; in a particular kind of way. But what unfolded in the following 30 minutes was not what I expected, nor what (I thought) I wanted. I was seeking a simple script that would comfort me in the form of a happy ending. What I received instead, however, was a dark-bordering-sick example of what happens when we lose ourselves in the world of the fantasy. There is a reason many people in this world choose to live in the light, chasing simple pleasures with acceptable outcomes. This tale is not that. This tale will disrupt the innocent viewer and cause them to wonder, 'Who am I and what kind of sick fantasies am I chasing?' If you are happy to have the innocence of your desires violently stripped from you, do proceed. I know I was. Viewer discretion is advised.

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