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The Pistol

  • Film

Time Out says

A spry old lady (Tidblad), tired of living alone for 30 years in a servantless but immaculately clean mansion, decides to commit suicide. Setting about repairing an antique pistol which is a family heirloom, she temporarily regains the will to live through the friendship of a gentlemanly antique-dealer (Westergren), and in gratitude makes him a present of the now fully-functioning pistol. When he unaccountably puts the piece up for sale, she smashes his shop window and steals it back. Written, directed and photographed by Jiri Tirl, a Czech-born cameraman, The Pistol aspires to the tone of a Chekhov chamber-drama, but turns out as little more than a pretty, but essentially empty, photo-essay on an old lady and a stately home.
Written by JPy

Release Details

  • Duration:79 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jiri Tirl
  • Screenwriter:Jiri Tirl
  • Cast:
    • Inga Tidblad
    • Gunnar Björnstrand
    • Håkan Westergren
    • Nils Eklund
    • Berndt Lundquist
    • Bertil Norström
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