At the hospital, a doctor gives Donnelly the bad news: his wife of many years has died. He visits her body, placing a photograph of their pet rabbit on her hands. Then, in the early morning light, he leaves and catches a train back home toward Dublin.
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Excellent short-story. The six-shooter is a revolver handgun. In a revolving, chambered cylinder it is holding six pistol-cartridges to be fired. The "Six Shooter" stays for six times death, an explosion, an innocent rabbit and a misfortune. Be prepared for black humor, blood, shootout, action and scary moments within 27 minutes. Brendan Gleeson at his best. A delight.
McDonagh (mostly with Gleeson as his muse) is maybe the most skilled dark humour author we have these days. Six Shooter is the wonderful prelude to his great features. You'll laugh and then you'll feel bad about it (or not).
one of the greatest shorts of recent years. it has such a dark, tragic centre to it, which is balanced with comedy and a search for identity which characterises all of McDonagh's work. the performances are brilliant, especially Brendan Gleeson. as with all irish films, some of the references are very specific, but technically this is a masterpiece. witty, sardonic, funny, black and in the end life affirming.
So, weird experience, I didn't realize this was a short till it abruptly ended. And immediately I got why I'd spent the last 20 minutes wondering where he could possibly be *going* with this ;) In a perfect world I'd rewatch it now, knowing it was a short. But, it's not really the sort of film you rewatch. Directorially, it's still a little immature/surfacey. Has something, just not yet enough... Still, cute. 2.75