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Gridlock (2001)

Fait d'hiver (original title)
On a cold winter evening a young manager gets stuck in traffic on his way home from work. He takes his brand new mobile to call his wife, not knowing that by doing so he is about to cause irreparable damage.

Director:

Dirk Beliën
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Van Dyck ... Tim
Ellen Van Cutsem Ellen Van Cutsem ... Little girl
Aza Declercq ... Mother
Kris Swinnen ... Uncle Wim
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Storyline

It's snowing, evening is falling, and traffic on the E17 in Antwerp is gridlocked. Tim, dressed in a suit, driving alone, is impatient, yelling at his radio, popping pills. He decides to try his new mobile phone; he calls home and his daughter answers. He asks for her mommy, and his daughter says that mommy's upstairs with "Uncle Wim." Tim, who knows there's no Uncle Wim in the family, suspects something is rotten in the state of Belgium, so he asks his daughter to do him a favor. She sets down the phone and heads upstairs while he waits impatiently in traffic. After a few minutes, she returns with her report. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

8 October 2001 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Adiexodo See more »

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Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is how short movies should be!
11 February 2003 | by hyphunSee all my reviews

This is how Short movies should be made!

I saw this one and i found it hilarious! It tells a very simple story, using only 3 locations, Four actors and less than 10 minutes on-screen-time, but it is better than the 24-hour crap they broadcast every day on television.

Fait d'hiver is funny and very well made, It very well deserves that Academy Award!!


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