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Stalin's Sickle

Short Film (Full Length) – 1986

E
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. Costa Botes' short film is set in a 1960s era of Cold War conservatism. Daniel (Stacey Adams) 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 a short story by Michael Morrissey, the film won a Jury Prize at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France.

Key Cast & Crew

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Stacey Adams

As: Daniel

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Jim Macfarlane

As: Stalin

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Anne Kennedy

Writer

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Michael Morrissey

Original Author

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Costa Botes

Director, Writer, Producer

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Brian Sweeney

Producer

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Produced by

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Lone Pine Film & Television Productions