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Stalin's Sickle

Short Film (Full Length) – 1986

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Exempt

Stalin’s Sickle takes Kiwi suburban paranoia to unexpected places as nine-year-old Daniel imagines his neighbour is feared Russian dictator Joseph Stalin. Set amidst 1962 Cold War conservatism, Daniel spots the south seas’ Stalin at church, spies on him to confirm his suspicions and schemes to send him on his way. But Daniel’s civil defence plan goes awry, leaving him with a worse threat to deal with. Based on the short story by Michael Morrissey, the Costa Botes-directed film won the Grand Jury Prize at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.

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Costa Botes

Producer, Writer, Director

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Anne Kennedy

Writer

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Ashley Sumner

As: Father

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Jo Briant

As: Mother

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Andrea Kelland

As: Sister Bernadette

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Stephen Gledhill

As: Father Connolly

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