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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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.
The man who rejects God but at the same time turns down Jesus picture as he cannot face greater shame and the kid who believes in God but doesn't get changed or scared by his actions, whether he shots his mother or says anything that crosses his mind. Chaos is an order in itself.
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).