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Molly Griffiths ...
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Kaitlyn Raynor ...
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Ashley Routledge ...
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Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. Scared that he doesn't want to go out with her, she lies and tells him that she is just babysitting the kids. This will be her first date in years. Written by Rhodry

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Sound recordist Neil Robert Herd plays guitar and sings in alt-bluegrass band The Coal Porters. See more »

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When You Say Nothin' At All
Written by Don Schlitz / W. Benton Overstreet
Used by kind permission of Universal/MCA Music Ltd and EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Ronan Keating
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Licensed by kind permission for the film & TV licensing division part of the Universal Music Group
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great film
15 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think this short film is amazing. This is because of its naturalistic approach to filming and how the characters are portrayed in a very realistic style. I really feel for the character of Zoe. She is obviously desperate and you can see this in the scene where she dances with her kids to keep them happy outside the pub. Also, where she gives the children sugar.. to stop them from moaning and also partly because all she has in the house is mouldy bread. When the children pick the food off the floor is the most sad scene in a movie ever. You can see why she does what she does, and it shows a real portrayal of how some people live and how desperate they are for help.. :)


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