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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Short Film (Full Length) – 1994 Drama

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Short Film (Full Length) – 1994 Drama

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This short film marked the directorial debut of actor Michael Hurst. It screened at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival in a showcase of Kiwi shorts. The title comes from country music legend Hank Williams; more Americana staples — strangers, trains, road trips — are relocated to 1953 New Zealand. The marriage of a salesman and his wife has ended in tears. With skilful use of flashbacks, Hurst follows their respective paths with some mysterious travelling companions: Hank Williams and a railways inspector. A passing interest in Kiwi rail history will add context to the conclusion.

Hell, I understand, buddy. When you’re a country and western singer, your girl always leaves you. I’ve used that self same theme in no less than 196 songs.
– Hank Williams (Brent MacPherson)

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Frame Up Films

Acknowledgements

Produced with the assistance of the QEII Arts Council of New Zealand