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Curfew (2012)

PG-13 | | Short, Drama | 4 October 2012 (USA)
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Having reached the lowest point in his life, a self-destructive man on the brink of demise receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night. Could this be the beginning of a new reality?

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Shawn Christensen
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Cast

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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Storyline

Sadly, having reached the lowest point in his life and on the brink of demise, the self-destructive outcast, Richie, desperately wants out. However, as nothing is over yet, an unexpected call from his estranged sister, Maggie, offers a new lease of life, even though it is only a fleeting one. Strange as it may seem--as Richie is the last person she would ever call--a distraught Maggie needs Richie, of all the people, to look after her young daughter, Sophia, for the night. However, as the two alienated relatives timidly reconnect under New York's silvery night lights, much to their surprise, a subtle and delicate relationship will start to bloom. Could this be the beginning of a new reality? Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curfew See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Fuzzy Logic Pictures See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Featured in The Oscars (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Si on change les équipes ce n'est plus une revanch
Written by Stéphane Lafleur
Performed by Avec Pas D'casque
Courtesy of Dare to Care Records
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90s Compilation with a touch of Drive
28 February 2013 | by v-l-1See all my reviews

Really like that short. Kind of feels like an amalgamation of movies I grew up with in the 90ties in a good way. There's a touch of Léon (1994) with that strange colliding of worlds between an adult and a sweet kid (even though she's does not want to become a junkie ;)), there's the bowling alley with musical intermission of The Big Lebowski (1998)and that composed song by Shawn Christensen himself somehow recalling the soundtrack of Drive. Add good acting and a good camera and that mix adds up to movie that has a good length but I still wanted to see more of.

I even tried to get hold of that "bowling alley song". I'm guessing it must be that "sophie so far" song composed and performed by Christensen. Please add this to iTunes. People would buy this for sure.

And congrats to winning the Oscar!


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