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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 was a directorial debut for actor Michael Hurst and screened at Cannes (1994) in a Kiwi shorts showcase. The title comes from country music legend Hank Williams; and more Americana staples — strangers, trains, road trips — are relocated to late-1953 NZ. 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 NZ rail history will add context to the conclusion.

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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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Acknowledgements

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

Music

Soundtrack by Mark Austin and Neil Duncan.