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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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Plot Keywords:

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?


The play within the film is called 'The Gallows', the original title of Peter Rollins's play. See more »


Husband: Some people use patches. All of the nicotine, none of the death.
Writer: My favourite ingredient.
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Making Love (short)
30 January 2019 | by queenannequinnSee all my reviews

As a great fan of Peter Rollins, I had watched the companion guide and listed to many lectures on this film, so I already knew the ending & every move that was being made. Still the film held up an amazing amount of tension brilliantly! The sensually sweeping cinematography between birds & bodies righteously reflects Rollins' work of human (un)raveling. Rollins shows the undulating between worlds of what we have and don't have, what we want but don't want, and who we are or who we want to be. While the pacing was good, I felt another 3 minutes were needed to allow more space before responding to certain questions. The normal expected pat answers would have been answered as quickly, but the substance of the answers these characters give needed more time to set. A 9/10 only because I wanted a full feature. Making Love beautifully unpacks the anti-climax of Romance. This work is very important to our social development. Once this film becomes that standard norm, perhaps then humanity has a chance.

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