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Wasp (2003)

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. ... See full summary »

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Andrea Arnold

Writer:

Andrea Arnold
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Natalie Press ... Zoë
Danny Dyer ... Dave
Jodie Mitchell Jodie Mitchell ... Kelly
Molly Griffiths Molly Griffiths ... Sinead
Kaitlyn Raynor Kaitlyn Raynor ... Leanne
Danny Daley Danny Daley ... Kai
Lizzie Colbert Lizzie Colbert ... Bullet-head
Ashley Routledge Ashley Routledge ... Brown-haired girl
Tabitha Crewe Tabitha Crewe ... Barmaid
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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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Short | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wasp See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartford, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

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Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
Written by Chapman / Perry / Perry / Perry
Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd
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extraordinary and exceptional
26 January 2005 | by TomWontnerSee all my reviews

This really is an extraordinary and exceptional film. Gritty, real, touching and also incredibly tense and full of suspense. The free flowing nature of the camera-work adds to the already vivid realism, almost docudrama style. As a viewer you are drawn into this impoverished and deprived world, you feel immediate empathy for the central character in her desperate situation. She shows warmth, love and humanity to her children side by side with an appalling judgement about their well-being and safety. She is wonderfully contrasting yet totally believable and genuine.

It's a true eye opener of a film. Certainly one of the best short films I have ever seen. Worth going out of your way too see.


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